Bryant makes history, Rays bounce back


Kris Bryant was the standout as the Chicago Cubs edged past the Cincinnati Reds in MLB on Monday.

Bryant went five-for-five, becoming the first player in modern MLB history to hit three homers and two doubles in a game as the Cubs claimed an 11-8 victory.

The Tampa Bay Rays ended their 11-game losing run, a strong start helping them past the Boston Red Sox 13-7.

Troy Tulowitzki returned to Colorado, but his Toronto Blue Jays went down to the Rockies 9-5.

The Washington Nationals rallied past the New York Mets 11-4 and the Los Angeles Dodgers overcame the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-4.

The Oakland Athletics had an 8-3 win over the San Francisco Giants and the Philadelphia Phillies shut out the Arizona Diamondbacks 8-0.

The Kansas City Royals claimed a 6-2 win over the St Louis Cardinals and the Cleveland Indians were 8-3 victors against the Atlanta Braves.

Elsewhere, the Houston Astros beat the Los Angeles Angels 4-2, while the Texas Rangers completed a 9-6 triumph against the New York Yankees following a lengthy rain delay.


Across the dugout from Bryant, Reds veteran Joey Votto also filled up the stat sheet by going two-for-four with two homers, three RBIs, three runs scored, a walk and a stolen base.


Tulowitzki receives a warm ovation from the Coors Field crowd in his first at-bat since being traded to the Blue Jays in 2015.


Mike Trout has homered in three straight games, which ties his career-long streak (September 16-18, 2013).

The Indians earned their 10th consecutive win, the longest streak in MLB this season. The club have not lost at home in the month of June.


The only pitching match-up on Tuesday between starters with an ERA of under three is between two former All-Star left-handers. Cole Hamels (8-1, 2.79 ERA) has allowed just 12 hits and two earned runs over his past three Rangers starts combined while CC Sabathia (5-4, 2.71 ERA) is coming off five earned runs in just 4.1 innings against the Rockies.