Cubs' Javy Báez jacks home run, makes diving stop vs. Brewers

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El Mago does it all Friday vs. Brewers originally appeared on NBC Sports Chicago

It's probably safe to say Cubs fans have already forgotten about Javy Báez' lapse running the bases Thursday against the Mets.

The Cubs shortstop put together an all-around impressive performance Friday against Milwaukee, going 3-for-5 with a double and a home run.

The home run, a solo blast of Josh Lindblom, was absolutely crushed into the left field bleachers. It followed a solo home run off Anthony Rizzo's bat.

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But Báez wasn't done there. With one out in the fourth inning, he made an insane diving stop on a hard one-hop smash up the middle. Báez flipped the ball with his glove to second baseman Nico Hoerner, starting a 6-4-3 double play.

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"It was awesome to watch from my vantage point," starter Kyle Hendricks said of Báez' stop. "It was such a sweet play.

"It did surprise me a little bit, but it still shouldn't at all. This is just what he does day in and day out. It's such a treat to watch him take the field every day."

Báez' lapse Thursday didn't cost the Cubs. His performance Friday certainly helped them win in a blowout.

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