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Cubs go with revolving door in left

In the latest example of Joe Maddon's creative managing strategies, six different Cubs, including three relief pitchers, appeared in left field on Tuesday.

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Javier Baez's slam among latest ever

By inning, Baez's grand slam in the 15th on Tuesday fell one frame short of tying Clyde Vollmer's record set in 1951 for latest in a game, per the Elias Sports Bureau.

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Rangers, Cubs waiting on Giants

Texas reached 50 wins on Monday, while Chicago hit the mark on Tuesday. San Francisco is stuck at 49 wins after two straight losses to Oakland. The Giants will have two more chances to make 2016 the first year with three teams at 50 wins before July 1 since 2003.

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Cubs having special season (1:06)
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Kanell: Sports has lost humility and class (1:06)
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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Cubs reliever Travis Wood discusses playing left field and pitching in the Cubs 7-2, 15 inning win over the Reds on Tuesday.

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Cubs beat Reds in 15 (1:47)
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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Cubs manager Joe Maddon jokes it would have been nice if a ball was hit out to set up man Pedro Strop who was needed to play left field in the Cubs 15 inning win over the Reds on Tuesday.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Joe Maddon discusses using 3 pitchers in left field on Tuesday night in a 15 inning 7-2 win over the Reds. Two of them actually pitched including Travis Wood who was the hero.

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Rizzo has a history of catches near tarps (0:58)
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By the numbers: Chicago Cubs get win No. 50

The Cubs have reached 50 in a season faster than they have in nearly 100 years. Here is a by-the-numbers look at what No. 50 means to the Cubs.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cubs beat the Reds 7-2 in 15 innings using three different pitchers in left field to get through the final couple innings. Travis Wood and Spencer Patton alternated pitching and playing left in one inning then set up man Pedro Strop played there in the 15th. None made a play on a ball.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Joe Maddon is pitching reliever Travis Wood after having him play left field for an inning. He switched positions with righty Spencer Patton who went to left field for an out and now is back pitching after Wood got Jay Bruce on a ground out.

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Dozier slugs a pair of homers (0:43)
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Rizzo doesn't let the tarp get in the way of making the catch (0:26)