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Anthony Rizzo, Kris Bryant in deadlock for Cubs' RBI title

Anthony Rizzo, Kris Bryant in deadlock for Cubs' RBI title

Anthony Rizzo and Kris Bryant each have 99 RBIs with two games left in the regular season.

“I wouldn’t say competitive, just messing around,” Rizzo said Friday night of the chase to finish the season with the most RBIs.

“But I told him when I got 99, ‘hey, history is shown throughout the year when any one of us catches the other, he usually gets more RBIs,’ so hopefully there’s five or six more to come.”

Bryant already has set the Cubs’ rookie franchise record of 86 held by Billy Williams in 1961 and Geovany Soto in 2008.

For Rizzo, who drove in three runs with a home run and a two-run single, he also is...

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