When he went into the stands to try to make the catch, he knocked over the nachos of a fan sitting in the front row.
Russell helped the Cubs get to starter Luke Weaver (7-2) early, then made some friends out of rival fans. He delivered nachos to a fan down the third-base line a few innings after diving into the stands and spilling the fan's original plate of chips.
Not everyone was happy about the amount of attention Nacho Man got, however, including Cubs pitcher Jon Lester, who only half-jokingly attributed America's fascination with its cheesy new hero to the state of our society.
The Cardinals were eliminated from the division race with their third straight loss. Colorado entered yesterday leading Milwaukee by two games and St. Louis by 2 1/2.
The Cubs lead second-place Milwaukee by 5 1/2 games and can go six up with six to play with a win Monday, as the Brewers are idle.
White Sox 4, Angels 2: James Shields tossed seven strong innings, Nicky Delmonico drove in a pair of runs, and the White Sox beat the Angels in Chicago, dealing a serious blow to Los Angeles' playoff hopes. St. Louis announced he is in concussion protocol. All 10 Cubs runs came with two outs. Jason Heyward followed Russell with a run-scoring double. With 10 runs on the board for the victors, you might think the lead highlight would be, oh, one of the two home runs Chicago hit on the night.
The Chicago Cubs accomplished two things on Monday.
Weaver has been lights-out of late, winning his last seven starts with a scoreless relief appearance sprinkled in.
St. Louis rookie Luke Voit hit a pinch-hit home run in the seventh.
Louis Cardinals meet Tuesday in Major League Baseball action at Busch Stadium on ESPN. He was rested Sunday after starting 16 of Chicago's previous 17 games. Martinez said he received a cortisone shot Sunday. Jake Arrieta takes the mound for Chicago.
Cardinals: RHP Carlos Martinez (12-11, 3.63) is 1-1 in four starts this season against the Cubs with a 4.26 ERA.
BRAVES 9-2, METS 2-3 Seth Lugo pitched two-hit ball over six innings, and Travis d'Arnaud hit a record-setting home run for host NY in a doubleheader split with Atlanta.