Bryant becomes fastest Cub to 100 home runs in rout of Marlins
Chicago Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant became the quickest in franchise history to reach 100 home runs during a 13-4 win over the Miami Marlins on Wednesday.
Bryant bashed a 403-foot home run in the first inning to reach the milestone. He finished the game with two hits, two runs scored and two RBIs.
Bryant became the 22nd player in Cubs history to reach 100 career home runs, and the quickest to do so by games played. Bryant achieved the feat in just 487 games, while Ernie Banks needed 500 games.
Anthony Rizzo led the Cubs with three hits, a home run, five RBIs and two runs scored. Chicago scored eight runs in the third inning alone Wednesday with Rizzo and Addison Russell hitting home runs.
The Cubs (19-15) completed the sweep to move just one game back in the National League (NL) Central, but are still fourth in the division.
Indians starter Carlos Carrasco struck out 14 Brewers in a five-hit shutout to help Cleveland earn a 6-2 win. The win helped Carrasco improve to 5-1 with a 3.61 ERA this season.
In a losing effort, 26-year-old White Sox outfielder Daniel Palka had a breakout game, collecting three hits with two runs scored, a home run, two RBIs, a walk and a stolen base but Chicago fell 6-5 to the Pirates.
ROCKIES' HOME WOES CONTINUE
Normally one of the most dominant teams at home, thanks to the friendly confines of Coors Field, Colorado fell to just 6-8 at home after losing 8-0 to the Angels. The Rockies went 0 for 12 with runners in scoring position on Wednesday.
MAZARA BLASTS WALK-OFF HOMER
Nomar Mazara hit a walk-off home run.
He hit two home runs to help the Rangers to a 5-4 win over the Tigers.
Cincinnati Reds 2-1 New York Mets
Cleveland Indians 6-2 Milwaukee Brewers
Texas Rangers 5-4 Detroit Tigers
Pittsburgh Pirates 6-5 Chicago White Sox
Chicago Cubs 13-4 Miami Marlins
Los Angeles Angels 8-0 Colorado Rockies
Houston Astros 4-1 Oakland Athletics
Baltimore Orioles 5-3 Kansas City Royals
New York Yankees 9-6 Boston Red Sox
Philadelphia Phillies 11-3 San Francisco Giants
Toronto Blue Jays 5-2 Seattle Mariners
Atlanta Braves 5-2 Tampa Bay Rays
San Diego Padres 2-1 Washington Nationals
Los Angeles Dodgers 6-3 Arizona Diamondbacks
RED SOX AT YANKEES
The heated rivalry continues with CC Sabathia (2-0, 1.39 ERA) on the mound in the midst of a great season. The southpaw has stated he may retire after the season if New York win the World Series, and he has been pitching like he is still 28 years old. Boston counter with southpaw Eduardo Rodriguez (3-0, 5.29).