Bryant extends his league leading streak

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CINCINNATI, OH - JUNE 27: Kris Bryant #17 of the Chicago Cubs watches as he hits his third home run of the game against the Cincinnati Reds in the eighth inning at Great American Ball Park on June 27, 2016 in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Cubs defeated the Reds 11-8. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Coming into tonight’s game against the Pittsburgh Pirates, the Cubs’ All-Star and MVP candidate third baseman Kris Bryant was riding an 11 game hitting streak in which he was batting .477 with 7 home runs, 16 RBIs, and 17 runs.

After flying out to left field in the first inning, Bryant hit a soft blooper over the first baseman Josh Bell in the third in which he managed to turn it into a double, extending his league leading hitting streak to 12 games.

Bryant isn’t the only Cub who came into tonight’s game looking to extend an impressive hitting streak, as Jason Heyward looks to get a hit for his ninth game in a row.

Heyward’s numbers have been lack-luster this year, but in his last eight games coming into tonight’s game, he has posted a .333 batting average with four doubles, four RBIs, and has only struck out three times.

With the season coming to an end, the Cubs offense looks to be getting even hotter just in time for playoff baseball. Catch the rest of tonight’s game on WGN Television.