Bryant’s HR in 9th lifts Cubs to 9-8 win over Rockies

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CHICAGO — Kris Bryant’s two-run homer with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning lifted the Chicago Cubs to a 9-8 victory over the Colorado Rockies 9-8 on Monday night.

Colorado had taken an 8-7 lead in the ninth inning on a two-run home run by Carlos Gonzalez, but Bryant hit the second pitch he saw from John Axford (3-4) over the wall in left-center to give Chicago a dramatic victory and snap a three-game skid.

Trailing 7-4, the Rockies scored four times in the ninth to move ahead. Jason Motte started the ninth by allowing a pinch-home run to Daniel Descalso, a single to Charlie Blackmon and a double to D.J. LeMahieu.

Rafael Soriano (1-0), added to the roster July 20, then came on and gave up Troy Tulowitzki’s run-scoring grounder before Gonzalez roped a two-run home run into right to put Colorado in front.

 

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