Cubs' Bryant hurt, pulled after trying to beat double play

Chicago Cubs' Kris Bryant reacts after hitting a two-run home run during the eighth inning of the team's baseball game against the San Diego Padres on Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019, in San Diego.

CHICAGO (AP) — Cubs star Kris Bryant has left their game against St. Louis after he got hurt while trying to beat out a double play.

Bryant stepped hard on first and tumbled to the ground in the third inning. The 2016 NL MVP then had to be helped off the field.

Bryant was bothered by right knee soreness for part of this summer. He is batting .282 with 31 homers and 77 RBIs.

Ian Happ replaced Bryant at third base on Sunday.

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