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Baez hits 2 HRs as Cubs avoid NLCS sweep

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.

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AL Home Runs
Rank Name HR
1 A. Judge, NYY52
2 K. Davis, Oak43
3 J. Gallo, Tex41
4 N. Cruz, Sea39
5t E. Encarnacion, Cle38
5t L. Morrison, TB38
5t M. Moustakas, KC38
5t J. Smoak, Tor38
9 J. Upton, LAA35
10t B. Dozier, Min34
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AL Runs Batted In
Rank Name RBI
1 N. Cruz, Sea119
2 A. Judge, NYY114
3 K. Davis, Oak110
4 J. Upton, LAA109
5 E. Encarnacion, Cle107
6 J. Schoop, Bal105
7t J. Abreu, CWS102
7t M. Betts, Bos102
9t N. Castellanos, Det101
9t N. Mazara, Tex101
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