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Cubs Throttle Tigers

Javier Baez hit two home runs and the Chicago Cubs became the second franchise in major league history to post 11,000 wins, beating the Detroit Tigers 9-3 on Monday night.

 

David Bote homered and drove in four runs for the NL Central-leading Cubs.

 

Baez had three RBIs.

 

Cubs starter Alec Mills (3-2) got the win, giving up three runs on seven hits and a walk while striking out seven.

 

Tigers top prospect Casey Mize (0-1) made his first home start, allowing four runs - three earned - on five hits and two walks in 3 1/3 innings. He struck out two.

 

The teams play the second of three games Tuesday evening, with Spencer Turnbull (2-2, 3.65) starting against Tyler Chatwood (2-1, 5.40), who will be activated from the 10-day disabled list. Chatwood (back) last pitched on Aug. 6.

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