Bryant went 2-for-3 with a two-run home run and a walk Monday in the Cubs' 5-1 win over the Diamondbacks. The eighth-inning homer was Bryant's first since July 20, though a five-week stay on the disabled list due to a shoulder injury contributed heavily to the drought. Since being activated from the DL on Sept. 1, Bryant has ridden a 33.3 percent line-drive rate (his career rate is 22.1 percent) to a .320 average, but he hasn't been accompanying that stellar mark with much output in other categories. Bryant has managed only six extra-base hits (five doubles and a home run), eight runs, five RBI and no stolen bases in 14 starts on the month.
Bryant is not in the lineup Sunday against the Reds. Bryant started the first two games of the series but went hitless in both of them. He'll get a day off to rest, allowing Ben Zobrist to take a turn in right field for the afternoon.
Bryant went 3-for-5 with a double and two runs scored in Thursday's 10-inning win over the Nationals. Bryant was productive from the No. 2 spot in the lineup, as he scored twice on hits from cleanup hitter Javier Baez. The 26-year-old is still seeking his first home run since returning from the disabled list Sept. 1, though he is slashing a solid .325/.391/.450 with three RBI and seven runs scored in his last 12 games.
Bryant went 1-for-3 with a double, a run scored and an RBI in Monday's 3-2 loss to the Brewers. Bryant tied the game at 2-2 on a sacrifice fly in the fifth inning, but the Cubs mustered just one hit and one walk over the final four innings against a trio of Milwaukee relievers. Bryant is now 8-for-28 in nine games since returning from the disabled list with three doubles, five runs scored and a pair of RBI, though he's yet to go deep.
Bryant is not in the lineup against Washington for Game 1 of Saturday's doubleheader. Bryant will head to the bench for a standard day off following six straight starts upon his return from the disabled list. Tommy La Stella is set to start at third base while batting second in the lineup. Look for Bryant to rejoin the lineup for Game 2.
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