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Cubs 8, White Sox 3: Javier Baez takes care of business

Javy had himself a night, and the Cubs moved closer to a division title.

Just when things were beginning to look a little scary for the Cubs as they work toward winning the N.L. Central, MVP candidate Javier Baez lifted the team on his back and helped trigger an 8-3 victory over the White Sox Saturday evening.

Ben Zobrist singled with one out in the first inning and up came Javy [VIDEO].

Baez’s 34th home run of the season gave the Cubs a 2-0 lead. You can see many empty seats in that video; the park did eventually fill up, the White Sox’ first sellout of the season. More on that later.

Javy giveth, and Javy sometimes taketh away. In the bottom of the first, he rushed a throw on what looked like a routine ground ball by Yolmer Sanchez, and the ball sailed in the general direction of 35th Street. Sanchez wound up on second base and scored on a single by Avisail Garcia and it was 2-1.

Give Sox starter Lucas Giolito some credit. He retired 10 Cubs in a row after Baez’ homer until …Read the Rest

Source:: Bleed Cubbie Blue

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