Cubs 8, Mets 3: Cubs Defeat Mets as Kris Bryant Breaks Out of a Bleak Spell

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Cubs right fielder Jason Heyward caught a fly ball hit by the Mets’ Dominic Smith in the eighth inning on Tuesday.

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CHICAGO — Kris Bryant hit a three-run homer, Jose Quintana pitched seven effective innings and the Chicago Cubs beat the visiting Mets, 8-3, on Tuesday night for a sorely needed victory.

Quintana (10-11) also helped himself at the plate with a pair of sacrifices, including a perfectly placed safety squeeze that drove in Kyle Schwarber in the fourth. Quintana got another bunt down in the sixth, sending Javier Baez to third ahead of Ben Zobrist’s run-scoring single.

Chicago had lost three in a row and six of eight, making for…

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