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Kris Bryant saves the day, hits two-out, two-run walk-off home run in Cubs victory

Down to their last out, Kris Bryant saves the Cubs

Up 7-6 over the Rockies in the top of the ninth inning on Monday, the Cubs let their lead slip away in the form of a Carlos Gonzalez two-run home run. It was the right fielder's second of the game:

A once-happy Wrigley Field turned sour. The ivy slithered deeper into the walls, dark clouds gathered over the stadium lights and a lone goat howled into the warm, Illinois night. But then, with two outs and a man on in the bottom of the inning, Kristopher L. Bryant stepped up to the plate and the North Side rose again.

The Cubs won, 9-8, remaining two games back of the Giants for the second Wild Card spot. After the game,'s Carrie Muskat spoke to Bryant about the moment:

"It's really fun," Bryant said. "It's got to be one of the best feelings in sports. I've had a couple of those in my career, but they were both in college, and one last year. To do it on this stage, in front of the fans here in Chicago, and for myself, I've been struggling a little bit, but I'm never going to give up. I know it's going to turn around and it did today."
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