Originally written on Cub Reporter  |  Last updated 8/29/12
Josh Collmenter threw four innings of shutout ball with six strikeouts and Willie Bloomquist punched an RBI single and later scored to cap a three-run 4th, as the AZL Diamondbacks built up an early 5-0 lead and then hung-on to defeat the AZL Cubs 6-4 in Arizona League action tonight at HoHoKam Park in Mesa.   Collmenter (ulcers) and Bloomquist (back stiffness) are assigned to the AZL Diamondbacks while on minor league rehab assignnments from the parent club.  Garrett Schlecht had two singles, a double into the RF corner, and a triple into the right-center gap, and scored three runs to lead a Cub attack that fell just short, as the tying run was left-stranded in the bottom of the 9th.   box score RHP Dillon Maples got the start for the Cubs and labored through a 24-pitch 1st inning that saw two unearned runs score. The inning was set-up by a two-base throwing error by Maples himself, but in spite of the error the young right-hander was actually (twice) one strike away from escaping t...
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