Best of MLB: Kris Bryant hits 3 homers in Cubs' win over Reds

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CINCINNATI -- Kris Bryant became the first major leaguer to hit three homers and two doubles in a game, and Jake Arrieta added a solo shot in the ballpark where he threw a no-hitter in April, leading the Chicago Cubs to an 11-8 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Monday night.

The Cubs pulled out of their 1-6 slide behind a tandem that's had some historic moments in Cincinnati.

Arrieta (12-2) threw his second career no-hitter on April 21 during a 16-0 win over the Reds. Bryant led the way with a pair of homers in that game, including a grand slam that gave him a career-high six RBIs.

Arrieta struggled in his return to Cincinnati, giving up a season-high five runs in five innings, but Bryant drove in six runs again to help the right-hander pull through. Bryant's 16 total bases were a Cubs record, and his five hits marked a career high (see full recap).

Nationals, Mets rally past Syndergaard
WASHINGTON -- The Washington Nationals dealt Noah Syndergaard his first loss in more than a month, an 11-4 victory over the New York Mets on Monday night in the opener of a three-game series between the division rivals.

Washington starter Joe Ross (7-4) gave up four early runs then retired 11 of the last 12 batters he faced.

The Nationals increased their lead over idle Miami to 3 1/2 games in the NL East, while the Mets are four games back. The Nationals stole six bases, matching their most since the franchise moved to Washington in 2005.

Five steals came against Syndergaard (8-3), who had won six consecutive decisions and had not lost since May 6. He lasted only three innings, surrendering season-highs in runs (5) and walks (3) (see full recap).

Indians top Braves for 10th straight win
ATLANTA -- Lonnie Chisenhall hit a three-run homer, Trevor Bauer gave up two runs in six innings and the Cleveland Indians beat the Atlanta Braves 8-3 on Monday night for their 10th straight win.

Jason Kipnis added a homer in the ninth.

The AL Central-leading Indians extended the majors' longest winning streak of the season. It is Cleveland's longest streak since closing the 2013 regular season with 10 straight wins.

The Indians have outscored opponents 68-21 and have hit 21 homers, including 10 in their last three games, during the streak.

The Indians had 14 hits as they scored at least six runs for the seventh straight game. Mike Napoli drove in a run with three hits (see full recap).

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