Javier Baez blasts game-winning homer as Cubs top Rockies

Javier Baez blasts game-winning homer as Cubs top Rockies
August 6, 2014, 12:15 am
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Associated Press

Javier Baez homered in the 12th inning in his major league debut and the Chicago Cubs beat the Colorado Rockies 6-5 on Tuesday night.

Wellington Castillo also homered for the Cubs, who have won four of five.

[MORE CUBS: Castro thinks Baez can make immediate impact]

Baez, a prized prospect called up before the game, struck out in three of his first five at-bats before hitting Boone Logan's first pitch of the 12th an estimated 414 feet into the Rockies' bullpen.

Hector Rondon (3-3) blew his fourth save but got the win and Carlos Villanueva picked up his second save.

Both teams scored a run in the 11th to extend the game.

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Nolan Arenado homered and Logan (2-2) took the loss for the Rockies, who have dropped five straight.

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