CHICAGO (AP) — Javier Báez lined a two-run homer, Anthony Rizzo had two doubles among three hits and the surging Chicago Cubs beat the San Diego Padres 6-1 on for their third straight win and ninth in 10 games.
Baez's shot to the left-field bleachers was his 14th homer and third in three games.
It capped a three-run seventh that allowed Chicago to put it away.
Rizzo drove in two runs in the fifth with his first double to snap 1-1 tie and posted a second-straight multi-hit game after missing the previous six with back tightness.
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