Bryant 2 HRs, fan hurt as Cubs hand Braves 7th straight loss
CHICAGO (AP) - Kris Bryant homered twice and Kyle Schwarber connected an inning after hitting a hard foul ball that sent a fan to the hospital Sunday as the Chicago Cubs beat Atlanta 9-3, the Braves' seventh straight loss.
The game was briefly delayed in the first inning after Schwarber's foul liner hit a female fan sitting just past the camera well on the first base side.
The woman was carried off on a stretcher and taken to a hospital. The Cubs said the woman was conscious.
Several fans around the majors have been hit this season, and Major League Baseball has said it is studying the issue of crowd safety.
The Cubs hit five home runs, including a leadoff shot by Dexter Fowler in the first inning and a three-run drive by Miguel Montero.
Jason Hammel (7-5) allowed two runs in 6 1-3 innings.
Matt Wisler (5-4) gave up Bryant's two-run homer in the first, Schwarber's solo drive in the second and Montero's homer in the third.