WATCH: Kris Bryant swats opening-inning home run


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In a series opener between the Cubs and Reds, a Kris Bryant homer gave the Cubs a first-inning lead.
In a series opener between the Cubs and Reds, a Kris Bryant homer gave the Cubs a first-inning lead.

CINCINNATI — Wasting little time in giving the Chicago Cubs an early 1-0 lead in the opener of a three-game series, Kris Bryant, who started in right field on the evening, lifted a solo blast out to left field in the second plate appearance of Friday's game. Bryant's seventh long ball of the year put the Cubs up 1-0 over the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park.

The 374-footer came on an 87.2-mph cutter thrown by Reds starter Wade Miley. Leaving the bat at 100.8 mph, the high, arcing dinger sported a steep launch angle of 32 degrees. By way of the long ball, Bryant increased his season RBI total to 18.

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