Baseball / Sports

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."

(c)2014 Chicago Tribune

Visit the Chicago Tribune at www.chicagotribune.com

Distributed by MCT Information Services


Comments

blog comments powered by Disqus