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67-57, 1st in NL Cent
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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Anthony Rizzo discuss playing third base for an inning last night, the first lefty to do so since 1997.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

As expected, Kris Bryant is not in the starting lineup on Wednesday against the Reds after getting hit in the hand in the ninth inning on Tuesday night. Tommy La Stella will play third base in his place. Mike Montgomery starts in place of Jon Lester who's on the disabled list. Jon Jay leads off again.

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Bryant injury leads to oddity in Cincy

Anthony Rizzo wound up playing third base in the ninth inning of the Cubs' win over the Reds on Tuesday, although he didn't have to field a ball. He's the first left-handed thrower to play third base since Don Mattingly played three games there, including two starts, in Aug. 1986. (Elias Sports Bureau)

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Bryant exits after HBP, forcing lefty Rizzo at 3B

Kris Bryant says the hand injury he suffered after being hit by a pitch isn't too bad, but expects to hear for a while that Cubs teammate Anthony Rizzo replaced him at third base.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Joe Maddon discuss Ben Zobrist's contribution after showing up late to Tuesday's game against the Reds. He likened it to a moment in Tampa Bay when a former teammate showed up late only to produce a big hit.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Ben Zobrist discuss arriving late to Tuesday's game against the Reds after having rental car and traffic problems. He came off the bench, hitting a 2 run double in a 4 run seventh in the Cubs 13-9 win.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Kris Bryant discuss getting hit on the left hand by a pitch on Tuesday night.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Kris Bryant probably won't play on Wednesday after getting hit by a pitch on his left hand in the ninth inning Tuesday night against the Reds. X-Rays were negative but the injuries have piled up on him. He's had a bad ankle, pinky finger and now the outside of his left hand has a contusion.

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Chicago's bats arrive with 3 straight RBI singles (0:34)

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cubs beat the Reds 13-9 after getting down 3-0 and 6-3 before tallying 10 runs in innings 6-8. Javy Baez tied it with a 2 run single in the seventh then Ben Zobrist followed with a 2 run double giving the Cubs their first lead of the night. They scored 4 runs in the 8th on four consecutive pitches, 3 singles and a wild pitch. Its the first time the Cubs scored at least 13 runs without hitting a home run since 2000. They're a season high 10 games over .500.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Anthony Rizzo is playing third base in the ninth inning against the Reds with the Cubs leading big. Kris Bryant was hit by a pitch last inning and left the game after running the bases. The Cubs are out of position players besides catcher Rene Rivera so he entered sending Alex Avila to first base and Rizzo to third. Its Rizzo's first appearance at third base in his career.

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Gennett smacks a solo homer (0:24)
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Reds take lead on Suarez's 3-run HR (0:24)

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

The Reds are the first team with three different pitchers to record a hit in the same game since April 17, 2002 when the Expos did against the Cubs. Bruce Chen, Britt Reams and TJ Tucker had hits in that game while Cubs starter Jadon Bere went 1 for 2 as well. On Tuesday, Homer Bailey, Kevin Shackelford and Michael Lorenzen all singled while Cubs starter John Lackey walked twice.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

John Lackey has once again tied for the MLB lead in home runs given up as No.'s 30 and 31 left the park off him on Tuesday. Scooter Gennett hit a solo shot while Eugenio Suarez sent one deep with two on. The 31 given up match his career high, set back in 2003.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Joe Maddon discuss his "eclipse" day on Monday.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Joe Maddon discuss his team as they embark on playing 20 games in 20 days.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Ian Happ will start in Ben Zobrist's place on Tuesday night as the latter player is experiencing travel issues coming in from Nashville. Zobrist is expected to be at the game by first pitch.

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73! 61! 37?! What's the real home run record, anyway?

Giancarlo Stanton says 61 is still the "legitimate" mark for long-ball greatness -- not Sammy Sosa's iconic 66. The true MLB record for homers remains in the eye of the beholder.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Anthony Rizzo was named NL player of the week after hitting .429 with two home runs and 13 RBI's. He slugged .750 last week helping him earn his second career player of the week honors and first since July, 2014. Its the second such honor for a Cub this season following Willson Contreras. Rizzo will be awarded a watch in recognition of the award.

Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Runs6108th
Batting Average.25120th
On Base Percentage.3348th
Slugging Percentage.43810th
Earned Run Average4.058th
Quality Starts5713th
WHIP1.2910th
BAA.2383rd

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