MLB: Cubs stars put on a show for fans

MLB Cubs stars put on a show for fans

The boricua Javier Baez He stepped out of the batter’s box, watching the ball rise and casually dropping his bat after taking six steps. The faithful of Wrigley Field they roared, absorbing the moment along with the star of the Chicago Cubs.

Expect more raucous reactions from fans flocking to Clark and Addison’s corner for the next six days. The Cubs’ 8-3 win over the Arizona D-backs on Friday opened the final home run before the July 30 trade deadline. In the first entry, the three favorites of the fans opened this last stand with a show:

Bryant, who was out of the starting lineup the previous two games due to tired legs, got things going by walking a six-pitch, one-out walk against D-backs right-hander Zac Gallen. Then Rizzo was hit by a pitch, increasing his franchise record to 165 bruises in his career.

That set the stage for Baez, who attacked a first-pitch slider at the bottom of the zone, ripping it to the left and into the stands for a three-run home run.

Starting in place of catcher Willson Contreras, his fellow Venezuelan Robinson Chirinos helped spread things out with a pair of home runs.

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Rizzo added a single in the third and then returned to the plate on a wild pitch to help trigger a three-run inning. Bryant finished with a couple of walks. Baez crossed the plate twice and added a double later in his day.

Rafael Martinez

I am fond of the King of Sports, especially the Boston Red Sox in MLB and in general all of Mexican baseball. This profession has given me the opportunity to cover major events such as the Caribbean Series, LMB All Star, LMP (uninterrupted since 2009), signings of important players. I had the chance to attend the 2013 World Classic in Arizona, USA, albeit as a fan. Apart from this beautiful sport, I love basketball, where I have also narrated games and even an NBA friendly 10 years ago, but I carry baseball in my veins. Bachelor of Communication Sciences from the Autonomous University of Sinaloa (UAS) , from which I graduated in 2011. I was born in Mazatlán, Sinaloa and started in the world of sports journalism in 2004 in the newspaper El Sol de Mazatlán, where I was a baseball columnist and reporter at the same time. In January 2009 I came to El Debate as a journalist reporter and it was almost six years (in the first stage), until in November 2014 I emigrated to the radio providing my services in Línea Directa-Grupo RSN. My cycle there ended in July 2019 and after a few days, El Debate gave me another opportunity to work and opened the doors for me again. That is how I came to Al Bat, where I have been since 2019 as a web journalist.

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