WATCH: Javier Baez lofts grand slam into night sky at Wrigley Field


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Leaving the bat at 103.9 mph and 29 degrees, Javier Baez's grand slam made the score 14-4 in favor of the Cubs.
Leaving the bat at 103.9 mph and 29 degrees, Javier Baez's grand slam made the score 14-4 in favor of the Cubs.

CHICAGO — Providing the Chicago Cubs with a 10-run lead on Wednesday night, shortstop Javier Baez powered out his sixth career grand slam at Wrigley Field. The 395-footer to left, Baez's fifth home run of the season, increased Baez's RBI total to 16 and placed the Cubs up 14-4 atop the New York Mets in the bottom of the sixth.

Most of the Cubs' runs up to that point had come via small ball and defensive mistakes by the Mets. Baez needed just one swing of his bat to change that, as he stroked a 77.8-mph slider from reliever Trevor Hildenberger out to left. The grand slam plated center fielder Ian Happ, right fielder Kris Bryant and first baseman Anthony Rizzo.

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