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Saturday, May 18, 2019

MLB roundup: Bryant hits three homers in Cubs’ win

Chicago’s Kris Bryant slugged three home runs and drove in five runs, and the Cubs hit six homers in a 14-6 rout of the host Washington Nationals on Friday.

Bryant clubbed his third homer — and fourth hit — in the ninth inning. He went deep in each of the final three frames, joining Sammy Sosa (2002) as the only Cubs players to homer three innings in a row. Bryant, 27, also had a three-homer game in Cincinnati on June 27, 2016.

Cole Hamels (4-0) tossed five innings of two-run ball as the Cubs broke a two-game losing streak behind an 18-hit attack.

Bryant went 4-for-6, Willson Contreras had four hits including a two-run homer, Albert Almora Jr. and Kyle Schwarber hit two-run blasts, and Javier Baez extended his career-high hitting streak to 15 games with two hits.

 

 

QLE Posted: May 18, 2019 at 08:02 AM | 2 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: cubs, home runs, kris bryant

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   1. Man o' Schwar Posted: May 18, 2019 at 11:08 AM (#5843366)
Weird final score for a game that was 3-2 after 6 innings.

Nice to see Bryant hitting again, though I gather that HRs off the Nationals bullpen aren't exactly tough to get.
   2. Walt Davis Posted: May 18, 2019 at 07:27 PM (#5843443)
The headline should have been BAEZ DRAWS TWO UNINTENTIONAL WALKS

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