Kris Bryant has hit four Independence Day home runs in his career, which is tied for the third-most in Cubs history.
Kris Bryant has hit four Independence Day home runs in his career, which is tied for the third-most in Cubs history.

WATCH: Kris Bryant hits 404-foot firework on Independence Day


by - Senior Writer -

PITTSBURGH — Lighting up with the daytime sky with a firework of a home run, Chicago Cubs slugger Kris Bryant went yard and put the Cubs up 1-0 over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Thursday. With two outs in the top of the first, Bryant swung at the first pitch of his at-bat and sent the ball into the bleachers for a solo homer on Independence Day.

Bryant took Pirates starter Jordan Lyles deep at PNC Park on a four-seamer thrown over the plate. Bryant's 17th dinger of the season, the blast carried 404 feet out to right-center at an exit velocity of 104 miles per hour. The opposite-field tater sported a launch angle of 23 degrees, and it provided Bryant with his 43rd RBI of the year.

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