CINCINNATI — Kris Bryant became the first major leaguer to hit three homers and two doubles in a game, and Jake Arrieta added a solo shot in the ballpark where he threw a no-hitter in April, leading the Chicago Cubs to an 11-8 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Monday night.

The Cubs pulled out of their 1-6 slide behind a tandem that’s had some historic moments in Cincinnati.

Arrieta (12-2) threw his second career no-hitter on April 21 during a 16-0 win over the Reds. Bryant led the way with a pair of homers in that game, including a grand slam that gave him a career-high six RBI.

Arrieta struggled in his return to Cincinnati, giving up a season-high five runs in five innings, but Bryant drove in six runs again to help the right-hander pull through. Bryant’s 16 total bases was a Cubs record, and his five hits marked a career high.

Bryant doubled home a run in the first, hit a solo homer in the third and added a three-run shot deep into the upper deck in left field in the fourth off Dan Straily (4-5).

His solo shot in the eighth came off Ross Ohlendorf, who also gave up a homer to Anthony Rizzo.

DODGERS 5, PIRATES 4: A.J. Ellis hit a tiebreaking, two-out infield single that capped a four-run fifth inning, and Los Angeles rallied to win at Pittsburgh and salvage the finale of a four-game series.

Scott Kazmir (6-3), who entered with an 11.17 ERA at PNC Park, won despite allowing four runs, four hits and four walks in five innings. Kenley Jansen, the Dodgers’ sixth pitcher, got four outs for his 22nd save in 25 chances.

Francisco Liriano (4-8) led by four runs early, and took a two-hitter and a 4-1 lead into the fifth, when he was chased by Yasiel Puig’s two-run, bases-loaded single.

NATIONALS 11, METS 4: Washington dealt Noah Syndergaard his first loss in more than a month in the opener of a three-game series between the division rivals at Washington.

Nationals starter Joe Ross (7-4) gave up four early runs, then retired 11 of the last 12 batters he faced.

Washington increased its lead over idle Miami to 31/2 games in the NL East, while the Mets are four games back.

The Nationals stole six bases, matching their most since the franchise moved to Washington in 2005. Five steals came against Syndergaard (8-3), who had won six consecutive decisions and had not lost since May 6. He lasted only three innings, surrendering season highs in runs (5) and walks (3).


ROCKIES 9, BLUE JAYS 5: Carlos Gonzalez had two hits, including a three-run homer, as Colorado won at Denver.

INDIANS 8, BRAVES 3: Lonnie Chisenhall hit a three-run homer, and Trevor Bauer gave up two runs in six innings as Cleveland won at Atlanta for its 10th straight win.

Jason Kipnis added a homer in the ninth.

The AL Central-leading Indians extended the majors’ longest winning streak of the season.

It is Cleveland’s longest streak since closing the 2013 regular season with 10 straight wins.

ROYALS 6, CARDINALS 2: Danny Duffy matched a career best with eight sharp innings as host Kansas City won to open a four-game, two-city series.

Kendrys Morales went 4 for 4 and drove in two runs, and Eric Hosmer also had a pair of RBI as the Royals roughed up Adam Wainwright (6-5) to snap a four-game losing streak to their cross-state rival.