Home Sports Javier Báez’s remarkable baserunning play turns a sure out into a 2-run third inning for the Chicago Cubs

Javier Báez’s remarkable baserunning play turns a sure out into a 2-run third inning for the Chicago Cubs

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With Willson Contreras on second base, Pittsburgh Pirates third baseman Erik Gonzalez fielded Báez’s grounder and threw to first, but Will Craig caught the ball off the bag. Craig, instead of just trotting back and touching the base, advanced to tag Báez — and then Baez’s base-running savvy kicked in.

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