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SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) -- Alfonso Soriano and Ian Stewart each homered to power the Chicago Cubs past a Texas Rangers split squad 11-4 Thursday. Joe Mather and Brett Jackson also connected for the Cubs, who amassed 15 hits against five Texas pitchers. Matt Garza, one of two contenders for opening-day starter, which will be announced Friday by manager Dale Sveum, held the Rangers to three unearned runs on two hits and three walks over five innings. Garza struck out three. Colby Lewis gave us six runs on nine hits and a walk over five innings for the Rangers. Lewis struck out three. Joe Nathan pitched a scoreless ninth for Texas.
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