Josh Harrison

Prospect Contreras homers in 1st at-bat, Cubs sweep Pirates

Prized prospect Willson Contreras received a standing ovation as he made his way to the plate in the sixth inning for his first major league at-bat.

One pitch later, the Wrigley Field crowd was back on its feet demanding a curtain call.

Contreras crushed the first pitch he saw in the big leagues for a two-run home run, Kyle Hendricks struck out a career-high 12 in six innings and the Chicago Cubs completed a sweep of the fading Pittsburgh Pirates with a 10-5 victory Sunday night.

"It's incredible," a smiling Contreras said. "I don't have the words to explain how happy I am."

Contreras, called up from Triple-A on Friday, pinch hit for...