The Chicago Cubs avoided a four-game sweep on Sunday with a thrilling 4-3 win over the San Francisco Giants. With the victory, the Cubs remain at the top of the exciting National League Central Division with an overall record of 33-26.
Sunday’s win was a bit of a sigh of relief, as the Milwaukee Brewers have four straight wins and are now tied with the Cubs for first place. However, Chicago saw disturbing news after shortstop Javier Baez left the win early with pain in his right thumb.
There is no definitive answer on a timeline for Baez’s recovery, however, thumb pain appears to be more of a daily problem. Honestly, another big sigh of relief for the Cubs. Baez, who will approach the next free agency offseason, has played revitalized baseball this season. He’s already had 14 home runs and 39 RBIs in 54 games. Both numbers are up from his 8 home runs and 24 RBIs in 59 games last season.
Cubs have +350 chances of winning NL Central, according to latest MLB odds on FanDuel Sportsbook. Any injury to a star like Baez would definitely not help those odds, so this is definitely a situation to watch out for.
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