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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)

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.