Javier Baez's bases-loaded single in the 10th gives the Cubs a 3-2 win over the Indians

CHICAGO — This wasn’t an oil painting, as former Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon used to say after an ugly performance.But despite stranding eight runners Wednesday night, the Cubs persevered thanks to a solid performance from their bullpen to defeat the Cleveland Indians 3-2 in 10 innings and trim their magic number for clinching the National League Central to eight.The Cubs (30-20) lead the Cincinnati Reds (25-26) and St. Louis Cardinals (22-23) by 5½ games.Javier Baez flicked an 0-2 curve from Phil Maton into left field with two out and the bases loaded to score Ian Happ with the winning ru…

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