Kris Bryant finally hit his first major league home run


After rampaging through the minor leagues with 43 home runs last year and leading all hitters in spring training home runs with nine, Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant needed 21 games before hitting his first major league home run. He got on the board in the third inning against Kyle Lohse in Saturday’s game in Milwaukee, giving the Cubs a 3-2 lead.

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Though he hadn’t done much in the power department, Bryant still entered Saturday’s action with an otherwise respectable .278/.422/.361 triple-slash line in 90 plate appearances.

Oddly enough, Bryant’s home run was the Cubs’ first with more than one runner on base this season.

Max Scherzer (hamstring) leaves start vs. Mets after just 1 inning

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WASHINGTON — Three-time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer left his start for the Nationals against the New York Mets after just 27 pitches Wednesday night due to a hamstring injury.

He was replaced in the top of the second by Erick Fedde.

Scherzer was not as sharp as usual at the outset Wednesday, going 2-0 counts against each of New York’s initial two batters, walking one and giving up a single to the other.

The Mets eventually went ahead in the first on Dominic Smith‘s sacrifice fly.

Scherzer entered the game with an 0-1 record and 2.84 ERA this season.