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Bryant homers in 10th as Cubs widen lead

(AP Photo/Morry Gash)

MILWAUKEE (AP) The pressure was on and Javier Baez delivered for the Chicago Cubs.

Baez grounded a tying single with two outs in the ninth inning, Kris Bryant hit a two-run homer in the 10th and the Cubs widened their NL Central lead over Milwaukee, rallying past the Brewers 5-3 Thursday night.

Chicago is now 4 1/2 games ahead of the Brewers after winning the opener of a four-game series. The Cubs have won eight of nine.


AL Pitcher Strikeouts
Rank Name K
1 C. Sale, Bos300
2 C. Kluber, Cle252
3 C. Archer, TB241
4 L. Severino, NYY221
5 C. Carrasco, Cle206
6 J. Verlander, Hou202
7 T. Bauer, Cle183
8 M. Tanaka, NYY173
9 D. Pomeranz, Bos171
10t M. Estrada, Tor170
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NL Pitcher Strikeouts
Rank Name K
1 M. Scherzer, Was253
2 J. deGrom, NYM228
3 R. Ray, Ari212
4 C. Martínez, StL211
5 Z. Greinke, Ari208
6 J. Nelson, Mil199
7 J. Samardzija, SF197
8 C. Kershaw, LAD194
9 S. Strasburg, Was190
10 G. Cole, Pit184
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