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Cubs 5, Tigers 2: The Javy and Willson show

Javier Baez created some excitement on the basepaths and three RBI by Willson Contreras led to a sweep of the Tigers.

Javier Baez is the most exciting player in baseball, and I don’t say that just because he plays for the team I support.

Baez has great instincts in just about every aspect of his game, and even though you’ll have to put up with the strikeouts that look really bad, he’s having an All-Star caliber season. Joe Maddon’s with me:

#Cubs Maddon on Baez: “Who’s more exciting to watch than he is? … He’s in that top 10 kind of part of the Rat Pack from back in the day. You had to go to Vegas to see him. He’s one of those guys — he sashayed in with Sinatra and the boys. That’s how he plays baseball”

— Carrie Muskat (@CarrieMuskat) July 4, 2018

That all shined through in the fourth inning of the Cubs’ 5-2 win over the Tigers Wednesday afternoon, their sixth consecutive victory.

First, the Cubs once again spotted their opponent a lead. This is pretty remarkable: During the six-game winning streak, the Cubs have trailed at some point in every one of the …Read the Rest

Source:: Bleed Cubbie Blue

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