Baez went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Monday's win over the Diamondbacks. The homer was just the second in the last two weeks for Baez as he's cooled off a bit with just one multi-hit game in that span. Nonetheless, Baez is putting up some MVP-caliber numbers with 32 home runs, 105 RBI and a .294 average.
Baez is not in the lineup Sunday against the Reds. Baez started the past seven games for the Cubs and hasn't gotten a full day off since the end of August. Tommy La Stella will enter the lineup to replace the MVP candidate at third base for the series finale.
Baez went 3-for-5 with a home run, a double, three RBI and two runs scored in Thursday's 4-3 win over Washington. Baez torched Washington pitching all afternoon, getting the Cubs on the board with an RBI double in the fourth inning and a solo home run in the seventh. In the 10th and final frame, he drove in the winning run with a bunt single. The 25-year-old infielder is up to 31 homers, 103 RBI and a .295 average in his incredible 2018 campaign.
Baez is out of the lineup for Game 1 of Saturday's doubleheader versus the Nationals. Baez will receive a breather following eight straight starts as Addison Russell gets the nod at shortstop for the matinee. Look for Baez to rejoin the starting lineup in Game 2.
Baez went 2-for-5 with a solo homer in Friday's loss to the Phillies. Baez put the Cubs up 1-0 with his solo shot in the fifth inning, though it ultimately wouldn't be enough as the Phillies went on to win 2-1 in extra innings. He added a single, marking his 12th multi-hit game in 27 games this month. The 25-year-old is making a strong case for MVP with his .295/.328/.572 slash line, 29 homers, 98 RBI and 21 stolen bases.
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