Cubs Smash Four Homers, Beat A’s

CHICAGO (AP) — Javier Báez hit two of Chicago’s four homers and the Cubs’ bullpen barely held on without Craig Kimbrel, closing out a 6-5 victory over the Oakland Athletics. Ian Happ and Nicholas Castellanos also connected as Chicago improved to 40-18 at home with its fourth straight win. It was Castellanos’ first homer since he was acquired in a trade with Detroit on Wednesday.