Baez belts winning HR in debut for Cubs
Denver, CO (SportsNetwork.com) - Prized infield prospect Javier Baez belted the tie-breaking homer in the top of the 12th inning to give the Chicago Cubs a 6-5 triumph over the Colorado Rockies in the opener of a three-game series at Coors Field.
Baez, who had his contract selected from Triple-A Iowa on Tuesday for his major league debut, took Boone Logan's (2-2) first pitch of the 12th inning over the wall in right-center field. The Cubs' first-round pick in 2011 was hitless and had three strikeouts in his first five at-bats, but lifted Chicago to its fourth win in five games.
It marked the third time these teams have played extra innings in five meetings this season.
08/06 01:08:38 ET