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W 4-3
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W 2-1
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W 2-0
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Bryant homers, Mills shines as surging Cubs beat Royals 2-0

CHICAGO (AP) Kris Bryant homered in his return to the lineup and Alec Mills pitched seven effective innings, helping the Chicago Cubs beat the Kansas City Royals 2-0 on Monday night for their fourth consecutive win.

Javier Baez had a sacrifice fly and a nice play in the field as NL Central-leading Chicago improved to 8-2 for the first time since 2016. Bryant also doubled in the first after missing two games with a stomach ailment.

Mills (2-0) allowed three hits, struck out four and walked three on a wet, windy night at Wrigley Field. Mills got a chance to start when Jose Quintana had surgery on his left thumb last month, but the right-hander is making a strong bid to keep his spot in the rotation.

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Leaders
AVG: W. Contreras.333
HR: J. Báez3
RBI: J. Báez6
SB: I. Happ1
W: T. Chatwood2
ERA: T. Chatwood0.71
Saves: J. Jeffress1
K: T. Chatwood19
NL Central
TeamWLPctGB
Chi Cubs 82.800-
Cincinnati 55.5003
Milwaukee 34.4293.5
St. Louis 23.4003.5
Pittsburgh 28.2006
Full Standings
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .239 (16)
Runs: 50 (6)
Hits: 72 (13)
Home Runs: 15 (5)
Stolen Bases: 2 (21)
OBP: .343 (4)
SLG: .452 (6)
Total Bases: 136 (8)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 4.28 (17)
Runs Allowed: 40 (15)
Saves: 2 (19)
Strikeouts: 81 (13)
OpBA: .195 (4)
OBP: .290 (11)
SLG: .366 (9)
Run Support: 5.49 (7)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
8/2 J. Norwood Placed on 10-Day IL (Right shoulder inflammation)
8/2 J. Steele Called Up from Minors
8/1 M. Dermody Signed to a Minor League Contract
7/31 C. Allen Signed to a Minor League Contract
7/30 C. Rea Called Up from Minors
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Injuries
Date Player Status
7/30 J. Norwood Right shoulder inflammation (on 10-day IL)
7/26 B. Wieck Strained right hamstring (on 10-day IL)
7/23 D. Descalso Sprained left ankle (on 60-day IL)
7/20 J. Quintana Left thumb laceration/nerve injury (on 10-day IL)
7/15 A. Rizzo Lower back inflammation (day-to-day)
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