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Miguel Marte and Jensi Peralta clubbed back-to-back home runs to highlight a six-run 9th, as the A's rallied to sting the Cubs 7-5 in Cactus League Extended Spring Training action this morning at Fitch Park Field #3 in Mesa, AZ.
The 6'3 230 Marte belted two home runs in the game, a solo blast leading off the top of the 4th to give the A's a 1-0 lead, and then a grand slam in the 9th that turned a 5-2 deficit into a 6-5 lead.
Rob Whitenack (2011 TJS rehab) got the start for the Cubs and retired the first nine men he faced (the first seven on strikeouts, including Manny Ramirez). He did allow a solo HR, but otherwise was perfect through his four innings of work.
Arturo Maltos Garcia (2011 TJS rehab) threw a hitless 5th inning, and then James Pugliese followed with three innings of one-hit shutout ball (retiring the first eight men he faced before allowing a single with two outs in the 8th), as the Cubs took a collective two-hitter (and 5-1 lead) into the 9th.
BEST OF MAXIM
Javier Baez singled three times, stole two bases, and scored the only Cub run, but the Rockies scored three runs late in the game to break a 1-1 tie and defeated the Cubs 4-1 in Cactus League Extended Spring Training action this morning at Dust Storm Field at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick, east of Scottsdale, AZ
The game was extended an extra inning so that all of the Cubs...
SORRY I MISSED YOU...
After blowing his first save in his last 50 tries, Brewers closer John Axford left a note for the media about having to run to the hospital to be with his wife for the birth of their child.
Chicago Cubs reliever Carlos Marmol left the game against the Milwaukee Brewers with two outs in the seventh inning Friday night with a strained right hamstring.
Marmol, who lost his job as the Cubs' closer last week, had given up a run on a hit and a walk in two-thirds of an inning. He had a 1-2 count on Corey Hart when catcher Wellington Castillo visited the mound and summoned...
Well, well, well. This team ain’t so awful. In fact, they are not half-bad. Heck, they are even somewhat mediocre and, while we’re at it, they can be downright entertaining.
After a grotesque and gut-wrenching 3-11 start, the Cubs have won 10 of 17 and head to Milwaukee to face a surprisingly struggling Brew Crew. So, with the impending series in Milwaukee, I just have...
Dear Randy -
You could do a lot worse.
I bet you didn't know that Forbes Magazine ranked Des Moines the #1 city in America for young professionals. And you gotta be the only one around here pulling down $2.7M per annum. You should get out more and explore. That's probably advice you're not used to getting but since you may be here for a while...
There's much more...
Perhaps Bryan LaHair isn’t quite the slob I thought he was. Through 110 PA, LaHair is batting .359/.455/.717 with eight homers and it no longer looks as if he’ll be simply stepping aside to make room for top prospect Anthony Rizzo. If Rizzo is to arrive this season, the Cubs are going to have to find a way to build a lineup that accommodates both players. LaHair made 14...
RHP Carlos Marmol left Friday's game after facing four batters in the seventh inning. The Chicago Cubs say he has a strained right hamstring. He will return to Chicago Saturday for an MRI, and it looks like he could be headed to the disabled list. Marmol was trying
to regain his stride after losing his job as closer.
The Chicago Cubs haven't been able to get much going at the plate with Ryan Dempster on the hill.
The St. Louis Cardinals' Jake Westbrook, in contrast, has received more than his fair share of run support.
With Dempster and Westbrook both looking to continue their impressive starts, the Cubs open a two-game set against a Cardinals team hoping to snap its longest home losing...
Cubs go with the right-heavy lineup against struggling southpaw Randy Wolf.
Which will happen first?
Dempster wins a game
Rock Shoulders ripped a two-run double, walked twice, and scored a run, Trey Martin drilled a two-run single, and Danny Lockhart laced an RBI triple, leading the Cubs to a 6-2 victory over the Diamondbacks in Cactus League Extended Spring Training action this morning at Fitch Park Field #3 in Mesa, AZ.
Micah Gibbs continued his rehab assignment, catching for the first seven innings...