Bryant’s 3-run HR gives Cubs 5-2 win over Marlins


Bryant’s 3-run HR gives Cubs 5-2 win over Marlins

By JOHN JACKSON Associated Press

May 07, 2019 08:38 PM


Chicago Cubs’ Kris Bryant left, celebrates with teammate Willson Contreras after scoring on a Javier Baez sacrifice fly during the first inning of a baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Tuesday, May 7, 2019, in Chicago.

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Kris Bryant hit a tiebreaking three-run homer with two out in the ninth inning, lifting the Chicago Cubs to a 5-2 victory over the Miami Marlins on Tuesday night.

With runners on the corners, Bryant drove a 1-2 pitch from Adam Conley (1-4) through a strong wind and into the bleachers in left-center for his third career game-ending homer.

Albert Almora Jr. also connected as the Cubs won for the eighth time in nine games. Steve Cishek (1-1) worked a scoreless ninth for the victory.

Martín Prado had two hits and drove in a run for Miami, which rallied for a 6-5 victory in the series opener Monday night. Jorge Alfaro had an RBI single.

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