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Kris Bryant delivers fireworks for the 4th

By adding a second-inning grand slam to his first-inning two-run jack, rookie Kris Bryant powered an offensive outburst for the run-starved Cubs.

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Kris Bryant and Bryce Harper provide the fireworks, Avisail Garcia the glovework and Clay Buchholz the handiwork on Independence Day.

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The hottest pitcher in baseball

Zack Greinke has pitched at least six scoreless innings while allowing four hits or fewer in four straight games. He’s the third player in baseball’s divisional era (since 1969) to do that, joining Hall-of-Famers Pedro Martinez and Gaylord Perry.

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Final: Diamondbacks 7, Rockies 3

A.J. Pollock collected 2 hits and drove in 2 runs as the Diamondbacks are one win away from sweeping the Rockies.

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Rangers spectators to Angels' fireworks

C.J. Cron corralled a 6-RBI night (a triple shy of the cycle) and Erick Aybar collected his 8th hit in two games as the Angels picked up a season-high 17 hits on the night and rocked the Rangers to the tune of 13-0.

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Bryant's 6-RBI night fuels Cubs

Kris Bryant connected on a grand slam and a 2-run homer in the Cubs' 7-2 win over the Marlins.

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Kris Bryant's 4th of July fireworks

The Cubs' 3B is the first NL player with 2 HRs and 6 RBIs on the 4th of July since Willie McCovey in 1962 (via Elias).

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The 17 hits tonight represent a season-high. Have also totaled 15 four times previously in '15, two of those vs. Rangers. #Angels

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Cesar Ramos keeps shutout intact in relief of Hector Santiago. Heading to the 9th with Joyce, Navarro & Featherston due up for #Angels