PITTSBURGH (AP) - Kris Bryant turned his tiebreaking two-run double into a Little League homer with some heads-up baserunng, and the star rookie had three hits and three RBIs Monday night to lead the Chicago Cubs to a 5-2 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Bryant's double off the base of the left-center field fence in the seventh inning snapped a 1-all tie. He scored on the play when advanced to third base on the throw home, and he raced across the plate when catcher Francisco Cervelli missed the throw for an error.
Bryant, who tied the game with an RBI single in the fifth, is 6 for 14 (.429) with four RBIs in four games since his much-anticipated callup from Triple-A Iowa on Friday. He was a spring training sensation, hitting nine home runs in 40 at-bats for the Cubs.
Jake Arrieta (2-1) allowed only one run and three hits in seven innings for the win while striking out seven and walking none.
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