Cubs' Kris Bryant: Hits well in return to lineup

Bryant went 4-for-5 with two doubles, a solo home run and three runs scored Thursday against the Pirates.

Bryant had an extra-base hit in each of his first three at-bats, highlighted by his 17th home run of the season. After receiving Wednesday off to rest his bruised knee, Bryant showed no ill effects at the dish. The performance continued his recent string of strong hitting, as he now has eight extra-base knocks in his last 11 starts. Overall, he's hitting .294/.399/.548 across 266 plate appearances.

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