Bryant blasts 2-run home run in rehab start with Smokies

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Kris Bryant hit a 2-run home run in the 7th inning to highlight game one of the Cubs third baseman’s rehab assignment with the Tennessee Smokies on Monday night in Kodak.

Bryant finished the night 2-4 with 2 runs and 3 RBI in the Smokies 6-2 win over Montgomery.

The former National League MVP returned to the field for the first time since straining his left shoulder two weeks ago. He’s expected to take two at-bats as a designated hitter in the Smokies matinee game on Tuesday at noon before joining the Cubs in San Francisco.

The home run was Bryant’s 23rd in his career with Tennessee. He belted 22 in 68 games with the Double-A club in 2014, averaging one home run every three days.

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