Drew Storen

Bryant nicked, lefty Rizzo plays 3B, Cubs beat Reds 13-9

With the Cubs comfortably ahead, Joe Maddon added to his lore as a manager who's not afraid to go against tradition and have some fun, too.

Maddon had left-handed Anthony Rizzo play third base in the ninth inning — filling in while Kris Bryant went for precautionary X-rays on his hand — as Chicago finished off a 13-9 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday night.

Why not?

"Looking at it, the only thing left was (catcher Alex) Avila at third, which is no fun, or Rizzo at third and Avila at first, which is fun, and that's why we did it," Maddon said.

Rizzo didn't get any balls hit his way in his role as only the third left-handed third baseman in...