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Jon Lester

Bryant homer lifts Cubs to 2-1 win over Indians

Chicago's Jon Lester and Cleveland's Corey Kluber locked up in a terrific pitchers' duel. But after the marquee starters left the game, Kris Bryant walked off with the key hit. Bryant homered with two outs in the ninth inning to lift the surging Cubs to a 2-1 victory over the Indians on Monday in a makeup of a rain out from June 15. The rookie, who had homered twice Sunday, lined a pitch from Cleveland reliever Zach McAllister (3-4) into the right field bleachers to give Chicago its fifth straight win and 21st victory in 26 games. The wind was blowing steadily to right all game, but only Bryant came close to taking advantage of it as he went deep for the 20th time. ...