VIDEO: The winning pitcher? Cubs catcher John Baker

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Tuesday night's Rockies-Cubs game spanned a DeMille-like 16 innings (CHC 4, COL 3), and, as you know, games that span 16 innings lend themselves to boxscore absurdities. Like this one, for instance ... 

The championship observer will at this point note that the winning pitcher -- the Cubs' John Baker -- is not actually a pitcher. He's a catcher. However, baseball events conspired to make him a pitcher Tuesday night (read: Wednesday morning), a winning one at that. 

Regarding all of that, let's roll tape ... 

Confirmed: Mr. Baker also scored the winning run. You see, there's nothing in this world that John Baker, ad-hoc pitcher, can't do, at least once the witching hour has passed. 

CBS Sports Writer

Dayn Perry has been a baseball writer for CBS Sports since early 2012. Prior to that, he wrote for and He's the author of three books, the most recent being Reggie Jackson: The... Full Bio

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