Anthony Rizzo provided teammates with orange slices in dugout

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The Cubs were looking for some extra energy, and first baseman Anthony Rizzo had just the idea.

When the Cubs were down one run to the Cincinnati Reds in the fifth inning, Rizzo pulled out a freezer bag full of orange slices and handed them out to his teammates. Cubs manager Joe Maddon took an orange slice from Rizzo, and pitching coach Chris Bosio took seconds.

The oranges possibly fueled the Cubs’ comeback in the eighth inning when third baseman Kris Bryant hit a two-run home run and tied the game.

But the energy from the oranges didn’t last long because the Cubs lost to the Reds 7-4 after Joey Votto hit a three-run home run in the ninth inning against Cubs closer Hector Rondon.

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