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Bryant's first spring homer is a grand slam

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MESA, Ariz. -- Kris Bryant's first spring home run was a big one.

The reigning National League Most Valuable Player smacked a grand slam in the fourth inning of the Cubs' Cactus League game against the Dodgers to open a 7-2 lead. The Cubs went on to win, 9-3.

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MESA, Ariz. -- Kris Bryant's first spring home run was a big one.

The reigning National League Most Valuable Player smacked a grand slam in the fourth inning of the Cubs' Cactus League game against the Dodgers to open a 7-2 lead. The Cubs went on to win, 9-3.

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The Cubs loaded the bases with two outs in the fourth against Brock Stewart, and Jason Heyward drew a walk on four pitches to force in a run to give the Cubs a 3-2 lead. Bryant then cleared them with his homer, a line drive over the left field fence, to go ahead, 7-2.

The home run, which came off a 1-2 pitch from Stewart, was Bryant's second hit in 12 spring at-bats. Last year, he hit two homers in Spring Training before smacking a team-high 39 in the regular season on his way to winning the MVP Award.

Addison Russell leads the Cubs with two home runs in Cactus League play.

Carrie Muskat has covered the Cubs since 1987, and for MLB.com since 2001. She writes a blog, Muskat Ramblings. You can follow her on Twitter @CarrieMuskat and listen to her podcast.

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