Kris Bryant ignited the fireworks at Wrigley Field a little early in Saturday’s 7-2 Cubs win over the Marlins.
The rookie belted two home runs, including his second career grand slam, and drove in six runs in the first two innings. The effort was Bryant’s second career multihomer game, and he now leads all Major League rookies as well as all Cubs players with 49 RBIs.
“It was him — that was our offense tonight,” Cubs manager Joe Maddon said. “Without that, this game is entirely different. It was nice to get him going.”
Marlins starter Jarred Cosart served up both of Bryant’s homers. The Cubs rookie belted a two-run homer in the first and his slam in the second, then made a brief curtain call before the crowd of 37,898.
“Those are always fun,” Bryant said of the salute to the fans. “It means you’re doing something good.”
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