Chicago Cubs' Javier Baez comes out for a curtain call after his home run in the fifth inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 4 of baseball's National League Championship Series, Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017, at Wrigley Field in Chicago. (Steve Lundy/Daily Herald via AP)
CHICAGO (AP) Javier Baez sensed he was ready to bust out of his slump and give the Chicago Cubs the lift they needed.
As breakthroughs go, this was a big one. Just in time to keep the season going for the defending champs.
Baez snapped an 0-for-20 skid with two home runs, Wade Davis hung on for a six-out save and Cubs avoided a sweep, holding off the Los Angeles Dodgers 3-2 Wednesday night in Game 4 of the NL Championship Series.