Published On: Sat, Aug 27th, 2016

Bryant homers in 8th, 10th innings to power comeback

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LOS ANGELES – Kris Bryant heard the “MVP” chants from the contingent of Chicago fans at Dodger Stadium. On this night, he made good on their cheers – twice.

Bryant hit a tiebreaking two-run homer in the 10th to go with an eighth-inning solo shot, lifting the Cubs over the Los Angeles Dodgers 6-4 on Friday in the series opener between NL division leaders. The Cubs’ All-Star third baseman went 2-for-4 and scored three runs to increase his major league-leading total to 107.

Bryant’s NL-leading 35th homer capped a comeback from an earlier two-run deficit and extended the Cubs’ winning streak to four games. Bryant heard the crowd’s chants as he scored behind Dexter Fowler, who singled leading off.

“It’s humbling and just keeps me going and keeps me determined to do all I can,” Bryant said. “It’s pretty cool to hear.”

Chicago improved to 19-4 in August while earning its major league-leading 82nd victory.

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