Javier Baez continues electrifying postseason with steal of home


CHICAGO – Chicago Cubs second baseman Javier Baez stole home in the second inning of Saturday’s NLCS game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, becoming the first Cubs player to do so in the postseason since 1907.

With pitcher Jon Lester at the plate, Baez ventured off third base as Lester turned to bunt. He took the pitch, and catcher Carlos Ruiz immediately threw to third base, trying to catch Baez napping. Instead, Baez took off for home, beating third baseman Justin Turner’s throw back to Ruiz and scoring the Cubs third run of the game.

Baez is the first player since Elvis Andrus in the 2010 ALCS to steal home in any postseason game. He reached base on a hustle double on a bloop to left center and advanced to third on a passed ball before stealing home.

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