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Bryant homers in 10th as Cubs widen lead

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MILWAUKEE (AP) The pressure was on and Javier Baez delivered for the Chicago Cubs.

Baez grounded a tying single with two outs in the ninth inning, Kris Bryant hit a two-run homer in the 10th and the Cubs widened their NL Central lead over Milwaukee, rallying past the Brewers 5-3 Thursday night.

Chicago is now 4 1/2 games ahead of the Brewers after winning the opener of a four-game series. The Cubs have won eight of nine.


AL Batting Average
Rank Name BA
1 J. Altuve, Hou.346
2 A. García, CWS.333
3 E. Hosmer, KC.320
4 J. Reddick, Hou.316
5 J. Ramírez, Cle.315
6 J. Mauer, Min.311
7 J. Abreu, CWS.303
8 L. Cain, KC.302
9 E. Andrus, Tex.301
10 Y. Gurriel, Hou.299
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NL Batting Average
Rank Name BA
1 C. Blackmon, Col.329
2 B. Harper, Was.326
3 J. Turner, LAD.321
4 J. Votto, Cin.316
5 D. Murphy, Was.316
6 B. Posey, SF.315
7 F. Freeman, Atl.314
8 D. LeMahieu, Col.314
9 T. Pham, StL.311
10 D. Gordon, Mia.308
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