Javier Baez crushed a changeup thrown by Chris Archer and sent it deep for a solo homer.
Javier Baez crushed a changeup thrown by Chris Archer and sent it deep for a solo homer.

WATCH: Javier Baez bashes 411-foot bomb to straightway center field


by - Senior Writer -

PITTSBURGH — Knotting the Pittsburgh Pirates up at three runs apiece, Chicago Cubs shortstop Javier Baez plowed a 411-foot solo blast out to straightaway center field on Wednesday. The solo dinger marked Baez's 22nd home run of the year.

On the eighth pitch of his fifth-inning at-bat, Baez hammered a long ball at PNC Park on a changeup thrown by Pirates starter Chris Archer. The moonshot was skied off the bat at a steep angle of 31 degrees, and it boasted an exit velocity of 102 miles per hour.

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