Bryant Becomes Cubs’ First 1st-Year Player with 10 Homers, 40 RBI by Break

June 23, 2015 by  

Chicago Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant reached 10 home runs and 42 RBI for the season with a big night against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Monday, becoming the first player in franchise history to record 10 or more homers and 40 or more RBI before the All-Star break in his debut season, per MLB Stat of the Day.

Entering Monday's game with eight homers and 39 RBI, the former No. 2 overall draft pick (2013) was not intimidated by a highly difficult matchup against Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw.

After striking out in his first at-bat, Bryant hi...

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