* except for that ninth inning. But a win’s a win.
The Cubs defeated the Padres 5-4 on a picture-perfect Friday afternoon at Wrigley Field and I wish that were the end of the story.
Javier Baez took care of that “retired easily” leading off the second [VIDEO].
The homer was Javy’s 23rd of the season, which matched his career high set last year, with nearly a third of the 2018 season remaining. Also:
58 extra-base hits for Javier Báez takes sole possession of the NL lead#Cubs
— Christopher Kamka (@ckamka) August 3, 2018
Javy would add to that total later on. The homer was hit to the opposite field into the face of a pretty strong wind off Lake Michigan.
Source:: Bleed Cubbie Blue