WATCH: Cubs turn seven double plays to tie big-league record


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With seven double plays, the Cubs tied a big-league record that dates back to 1969. (Photo Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports)
With seven double plays, the Cubs tied a big-league record that dates back to 1969. (Photo Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports)

PITTSBURGH — In their 1-0 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Friday, the Chicago Cubs showed out on defense, particularly with men on base. Turning seven double plays, including one in the bottom of the ninth that ended the game, the Cubs tied a longstanding record that dates back nearly 50 years.

On May 4, 1969, the Houston Astros established a record that has stood the test of time when they converted seven double plays in a 3-1 victory over the San Francisco Giants. 49 years later, the Cubs matched that feat by pulling off seven double plays to help shut out the Pirates.

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