Bryant homers, drives in 4 as Cubs beat Rockies, 9-2

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DENVER (AP) — Kris Bryant launched a long homer and drove in four runs, Ben Zobrist had three hits and also went deep, and the Chicago Cubs beat the Colorado Rockies 9-2 on Saturday night.

Miguel Montero had three hits and drove in three for the Cubs, who spoiled the major league debut of Rockies starter Jeff Hoffman.

Trevor Cahill (3-3) got the win with 4 2/3 innings in relief of spot starter Mike Montgomery.

Hoffman (0-1), a former first-round pick who was acquired a year ago as part of the deal that sent Troy Tulowitzki to Toronto, started off well but ran into trouble the second time through against the NL Central leaders.

Bryant made it 7-0 in the fifth with his 31st homer, a three-run drive that went an estimated 469 feet to dead center.