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Baez’s 3-Run Blast in 4th Helps Red-Hot Cubs Sink Padres 6-5

Javier Baez at bat against the Pittsburgh Pirates July 14, 2019. (Photo: Gary Kopycinski)

By Steven S. Garcia

Chicago, IL-(ENEWSPF)- It was another sweltering day at the Friendly Confines for Game 2 of the three-game set between the Chicago Cubs (53-44) and the San Diego Padres (46-51). The Cubs entered the contest with a 2½ game lead in the NL Central over the St. Louis Cardinals and a 3 game lead over the Milwaukee Brewers.

The game featured a couple of southpaws on the rubber with Jose Quintana (7-7 4 . . .

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