Real or not? Story pushing Baez in NL MVP race
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The Colorado Rockies pretty much buried the Arizona Diamondbacks with a 10-3 victory at Coors Field on Thursday to take three out of four in the series. Back on Aug. 22, the Diamondbacks led the NL West by 1½ games and FanGraphs gave them a 43 percent chance of winning the division and 65 percent chance of making the playoffs. Since then they’ve gone 6-14 and those odds are down to 1.5 percent and 3.1 percent.
Colorado’s Trevor Story once again came up big, going 2-for-4, scoring three runs and blasting this long home run to give the Rockies a 4-1 lead in the third inning:
Rockies single-season home run record for a shortstop! Oh…and it went 471ft!!
— Colorado Rockies (@Rockies) September 13, 2018
When you hit it 471 feet, you can flip your bat.
In D.C., the Chicago Cubs flew into town to face the Washington Nationals for a makeup game and won 4-3 in 10 innings. Javier Baez, who homered earlier in the game, drove in the go-ahead run with a bunt single:
Don’t ask questions, just take the run. pic.twitter.com/dm5tWFPOf2
— Chicago Cubs (@Cubs)