While the folks in the Cubs baseball executive suite make plans to perhaps trade several players within the next two weeks, many of said players got on with the business of winning a baseball game Friday night in Phoenix. After all, that's what they're getting paid to do, right? The Cubs got yet another solid outing from Kyle Hendricks and smashed three home runs - just the second time they'd done the latter since June 22 - and defeated the Diamondbacks 5-1 in the first game of the second half of 2021. The Cubs began the scoring with some small ball. Javier Báez led off the second inning with a single, then stole second and went to third on a throwing error.
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