WATCH: Javier Baez smokes two-run blast that bounces onto Waveland Avenue
|Wednesday, June 2, 2021, 5:29 PM- -|
CHICAGO — Scorching a lined shot out to left field, Chicago Cubs shortstop Javier Baez provided the North Siders with a 6-1 lead atop the San Diego Padres on Wednesday. The 384-footer landed in the left field bleachers and bounced out of Wrigley Field and onto Waveland Avenue.
Reliever Miguel Diaz gave up the blast, Baez's 14th of the season, on an 85.6-mph changeup. The lined shot put the Cubs up 6-1 in the bottom of the seventh and came after a chopper off the bat of center fielder Ian Happ was misplayed, thus plating second baseman Sergio Alcantara, who led off the bottom of the seventh with a triple. Happ scored as a result of the homer by Baez, who now has 38 RBIs.