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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.

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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 

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)

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Cubs reliever Hector Rondon is attempting another save of more than 3 outs for the third time in his last 5 appearances after doing so just 8 times in his last 136 before that. (ESPN Stats and Info).

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

In pitching five scoreless innings so far on Tuesday night against the Reds Jon Lester's ERA has dropped to 2.00, good for third in the league. He's given up one hit and one walk as the Cubs lead 2-0.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Jon Lester singled home the Cubs second run of the game giving their pitchers 19 RBI, one behind San Francisco pitchers for most in baseball by a pitching staff. Cubs pitchers also rank second in home runs (2) and second in batting average.

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Kris Bryant joins exclusive list

Bryant became the fifth player in the modern era to go 5-for-5 with five extra-base hits in a game on Monday.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

No. 29-ranked senior Jeremiah Tilmon tells ESPN he is down to five: Illinois, Michigan State, North Carolina, Texas and Kansas.

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Two to rep Cubs at Futures Game

Outfielder Eloy Jimenez and 3B Jeimer Candelario will play for the World team at this summer's All-Star Futures Game in San Diego. The duo ranked ninth and 10th, respectively, among Keith Law's top Cubs prospects this offseason.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Cubs reliever Justin Grimm said the bullpen wasn't going crazy as Kris Bryant's 5th hit and third home run sailed over their heads on Monday night against the Reds. He recalls: "We just looked at each other like 'you gotta be kidding me.'"

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Fulmer to rep White Sox at Futures Game

Right-hander Carson Fulmer will play for the United States team at this summer's All-Star Futures Game in San Diego. The 22-year-old ranked second among Keith Law's top White Sox prospects this offseason.