Kris Bryant is missing a second straight start Sunday because of a sore left shoulder.
Advice: The Cubs believe at this time that the ailment is minor, so Bryant should return sometime during the early-week series against the Dodgers unless he has a setback. Ian Happ is at third base Sunday.
Kris Bryant is not in the Cubs' starting lineup for Saturday afternoon's showdown against the Reds.
Advice: It's nothing more than a routine day of rest for the hard-hitting third baseman. Tommy La Stella is starting in his place at the hot corner and batting leadoff against Anthony DeSclafani and the Reds.
Kris Bryant will hit leadoff Monday against the Dodgers.
Advice: It will be his third start out of the leadoff spot this season, all three of them coming in the past two weeks. Ben Zobrist hit leadoff on Sunday, but he's in the No. 3 spot Monday.
Kris Bryant snapped his homerless streak while driving in four runs as the Cubs walloped the Cardinals 13-5 on Friday.
Advice: His third-inning blast against Michael Wacha — a two-run shot — was his first since May 14. It snapped a 107 at-bat homerless streak, the longest of his career. It was never really in doubt that a big night was just around the corner. Look for the home runs to start coming in bunches soon enough.