WATCH: Baez annihilates fastball for 446-foot moonshot

by - Senior Writer -

An inning after Kris Bryant skied a mammoth home run on Friday night, Chicago Cubs shortstop Javier Baez matched Bryant with a beastly homer of his own. Walloping a fastball from Arizona Diamondbacks starter Robbie Ray to lead off the fourth frame, Baez pulled the Cubs to within one run of the D-backs, making the score 4-3.

By powering out a 446-foot bomb, Baez tabbed his ninth long ball of 2019 to become the first Cub to record nine home runs through the first 24 games of the season since the great Andre Dawson did so in 1987. The dinger left the bat at 111 miles per hour, finishing a tenth of a mile behind Bryant's aforementioned round-tripper for the title of fastest home run of the season at Chase Field.

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