Kris Bryant suffered the unluckiest injury by simply stepping on third base

Kris Bryant suffered the unluckiest injury by simply stepping on third base

Bryant has a mild to moderate sprain of his right ankle, according to the Chicago Cubs. Two of the three runs he allowed were earned, dropping his ERA to 3.51.

Facing Lackey, Bryce Harper doubled with two outs in the bottom of the first.

Anthony Rendon and Matt Wieters hit back-to-back home runs against John Lackey (5-9) during Washington's four-run second inning.

Nationals: RHP Joe Ross (4-3, 5.40 ERA), who has lost both of his career starts against the Cubs, gets the ball as Washington wraps up a seven-game homestand.

Update IV: Strasburg finished seven innings, allowing three runs (two earned) on four hits with one walk and 13 strikeouts. The way I look at it is get him off his feet, literally, for a couple days. Ian Kennedy (2-6) allowed two runs and five hits in seven innings. His return could be coming soon as he'll start a rehab stint in Tennessee on Thursday. The organization began the day by designating catcher Miguel Montero for assignment for his criticism of Jake Arrieta. The reigning National League MVP required assistance to walk off the field, and was replaced by Jeimer Candelario.




Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant kneels after injuring his ankle while making a catch against the Washington Nationals in the fifth inning at Nationals Park.

Still, the idea of two of baseball's best players teaming up is an exciting one.

Trainers had to help Bryant off the field, and his teammates helped him down the tunnel to the locker room. Three of his first seven strikeouts came on three pitches and he threw a first-pitch strike to nine of the first 10 batters he faced. Ryan Zimmerman drove in a run with a single in the first inning. "I'm still a little bit of a ways from throwing", he said.

If Bryant has to make a trip to the DL, getting Zobrist back would certainly help them cope with the loss.

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