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Kris Bryant provides Cubs with HR and save

Kris Bryant provides Cubs with HR and save

Kris Bryant will get plenty of well-deserved credit for his game-winning home run, but the Chicago Cubs’ All-Star rookie should be credited with a save as well. Bryant’s home run, with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning, gave the Cubs a zany 9-8 victory and save the bullpen from a disastrous loss. “We’ve given some of those things away,” manager Joe Maddon said after relievers Jason Motte and Rafael Soriano blew a 7-4 lead in the top of the ninth inning. “We almost gave one away again tonight. We grabbed their back, and we’re moving along.” Bryant, who was 2-for-19 with nine strikeouts, ripped a single past third baseman Nolan...

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