WATCH: Javier Baez breaks scoreless tie with 417-foot two-run bomb in extras


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Javier Baez appeared to playfully taunt some onlooking Cardinals fans after crossing the plate.
Javier Baez appeared to playfully taunt some onlooking Cardinals fans after crossing the plate.

ST. LOUIS – Finally breaking a scoreless tie, Chicago Cubs shortstop Javier Baez skied a two-run blast in the top of the 10th on Sunday, putting the Cubs up 2-0 atop the St. Louis Cardinals. The 417-foot bomb came with catcher Willson Contreras, who started the inning at second, on third.

Reliever Alex Reyes gave up the one-out home run – his first homer allowed this season – on a 106.3-mph slider. Baez scorched the pitch out to straightaway center field at Busch Stadium for his 11th long ball of the season. The towering round-tripper left the bat at 106.3 mph and 33 degrees, and Baez, who now has 32 RBIs, made sure to marvel at his handiwork before beginning his trot around the bases.

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