WATCH: Kris Bryant gets hit by pitch, scores on RBI triple by Javier Baez


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Kris Bryant was plunked by the first pitch of his third-inning plate appearance and remained in the game.
Kris Bryant was plunked by the first pitch of his third-inning plate appearance and remained in the game.

CHICAGO — Chicago Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant toughed out some elbow pain after getting hit by a pitch and hustled home on an RBI triple. Bryant, who typically wears an elbow guard, was plunked on his bare left elbow by the first pitch of his third-inning plate appearance and took first base after being evaluated by a trainer.

Soon afterward, shortstop Javier Baez lofted a two-out triple to deep right field that carried into the corner. Bryant hustled home, putting the Cubs up 3-0 over the Cincinnati Reds at Wrigley Field. Tyler Mahle, who beaned Bryant, gave up the three-bagger, Baez's first of the season.

Second baseman David Bote smacked a two-run triple for the Cubs earlier in the game, and it also occurred with outs. Mahle gave up that three-bagger, too. "Javy" now has 19 RBIs on the year. Former Cub Nicholas Castellanos, the Reds' starting right fielder, appeared to misjudge both triples, and his shaky defense aided the Cubs' baserunning efforts.

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