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Rizzo, Baez homer in Cubs' 4-1 win over Mets

--The summary: After being blanked for five innings by Carlos Torres, who started after Bartolo Colon left to attend to his ill mother, the Cubs pulled away for a 4-1 win Monday at Citi Field in New York. Anthony Rizzo hit a tiebreaking home run in the eighth, and rookie Javier Baez hit a two-run homer in the ninth that traveled an estimated 434 feet and reached the second deck. Cubs pitchers held the Mets to 16 hits in the four-game series.

--At the plate: Rizzo hit a double in the sixth to snap an 0-for-12 slump and scored the tying run on Luis Valbuena's single.

--On the mound: Kyle Hendricks' only blemish was a home run to Lucas Duda in the fourth.

--In the field: Valbuena, playing near second base as part of a shift, ranged far behind second to make an off-balance throw, with Rizzo stretching far to take the throw to retire Duda in the second.

--The number: 3 -- Home runs Baez has hit in games started by Hendricks.

--The quote: Hendricks on Baez's homer: "That's typical. Not really shocking for us, but he can do that any time he's up."

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