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Alfonso Soriano hit a two-run double and Dioner Navarro followed with two-run homer Sunday, leading the Chicago Cubs past the San Diego Padres 9-3.
Christian Villanueva added a two-run homer for the Cubs. He has three hits this spring and all of them are home runs.
Padres starter Jason Marquis threw four scoreless innings and allowed two hits. Reliever Andrew Cashner made his first appearance and had a clean seventh inning after coming back from thumb surgery stemming from a hunting accident in December.
Mark Kotsay hit a two-run double off Cubs starter Scott Feldman.
Padres infielder Logan Forsythe was diagnosed with plantar fasciitis and will be out three to four days.
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Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo rejoined the team for a one-day break during the World Baseball Classic.
Rizzo was in camp Sunday. He'll return to Team Italy when it plays in the second round this week in Miami.
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Buntfest 2013 is nearing the finish, with defending buntmeister David DeJesus still alive. However, a surprising Cinderella contestant has found himself in the Final Four:
DeJesus, Maysonet, EJackson, and Nate the video guy advance to #Cubs final 4 in bunt tourney
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