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Kris Bryant and Anthony Rizzo Atone with Back-to-Back Blasts (VIDEO)

Chicago Cubs Highlights

The Cubs missed out on a golden scoring opportunity in the third inning when Kris Bryant and Anthony Rizzo failed to come through with runners on first and third with nobody out.


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They made up for it in a big way the very next inning, though. After it looked like Jason Heyward would be stranded after a leadoff single, Jon Jay tripled him home, and Tommy La Stella singled to scored Jay.

Then Bryant warmed things up:

Bryant’s power is definitely back (if it was ever actually gone), and he’s easily the hottest hitter in baseball right now.

And he wasn’t the only one who atoned – Rizzo followed Bryant with a back-to-back shot:

That was Rizzo’s team-leading 27th homer, and there was absolutely no question about that one.

How about this: that’s the third time in the last four games that the Cubs hit back-to-back homers. (Schwarber and Avila, Baez and Happ.)


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The shots got the bullpen dancing:


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