Bryant hits two more home runs in a 6-4 win over the Dodgers and is threatening to put the MVP award in his back pocket before September.
Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant hit two home runs, including a two-run shot in the 10th for the game-winner Friday, taking over the NL lead with 35.
If the Cubs face three-time Cy Young winner Clayton Kershaw in 2016, it will be in the playoffs.
Chris Sale pitched a complete game and struck out 14, but the White Sox fell short to Felix Hernandez and the Seattle Mariners.
‘‘The Undefeated’’ came Thursday to Chicago to conduct a town-hall forum on the topic of ‘‘Athletes, Responsibility and Violence.’’
The White Sox traded Dioner Navarro the Toronto Blue Jays on Friday in exchange for left-handed pitching prospect Colton Turner.
The Vikings took practice Friday to U.S. Bank Stadium, where they’ll debut Sunday for a preseason game against San Diego.