Adan Sanchez doubled and scored in the 5th and belted a three-run HR in the 6th, Ke'Shun Collier drilled a two-run single in the 5th that put the Cubs up 4-3, and Geuri Lubo laced a game-tying single in the 6th, as the Cubs rallied from a 3-1 deficit in the 5th and then an 8-4 deficit in the 6th to tie the Diamondbacks Red squad 8-8 in Cactus League Extended Spring Training game action Thursday morning at Sloan Park in Mesa, AZ.
Ed Howard tripled and scored in the 1st inning, collected an RBI on a fielder's choice and scored a run in the 3rd, and reached base on an error and scored in the 7th, Jefferson Rojas blooped an RBI single into short RF, stole a base, and scored a run in the 1st and walked and scored in the 3rd, Ismael Mena belted a triple into the RF corner leading off the bottom of the 3rd and scored a run, Geuri Lubo blasted a three-run HR onto the LF berm to cap a four-run 3rd, and five pitchers combined on a five-hitter with twelve strikeouts, as the Cubs defeated the Athletics 8-1 in a Cactus League E
SP Erick Reynoso tossed three innings of shutout ball, Junior Franco singled twice, scored two runs, and drove-in two more, Ruben Santana (Diamondbacks #17 prospect) drilled an RBI single in the 4th and walked and scored in the 6th, and shortstop Cristofer Torin (Diamondbacks #16 prospect) singled, stole a base, and scored a run in the 1st, belted an RBI triple and scored in the 5th, and made a highlight reel backhanded catch in short LF to end the game, as the Diamondbacks Red squad cruised past the Cubs 7-4 in Cactus League Extended Spring Training game action Monday morning on Whirl
The Cubs staged multiple comebacks but came up just short of a sweep against the Marlins. Next they greet an underperforming Cardinals team for three games at Wrigley. The Cards just ended an eight-game skid and must be desperate to claw their way back into the division race. Former Cubs Willson Contreras might be at the center if the drama this weekend as his defensive role is under discussion. See below for matchups.
2023 Cubs Cactus League Extended Spring Training Stats (through 5/6)
LAST UPDATED: 5-6-2023
There is no Official Scorer at Cactus League Extended Spring Training games, so all stats are unofficial
"Just because it isn't official doesn't mean it didn't happen"
Alexis Hernandez (RBI single), Wally Soto (RBI triple), and Raino Coran (two-run HR) stroked consecutive two-out run scoring hits in the bottom of the 6th inning, and Carlos Garcia hurled three innings of no run / no hit ball to pick up the win in relief, as the Cubs rallied from a 3-0 deficit and edged the Brewers 4-3 in Cactus League Extended Spring Training game action Saturday morning at Sloan Park in Mesa, AZ.
Chicago native Donovan McIntyre belted a grand slam to put the Giants up 4-2 in the 2nd inning and Eliam Sandoval, Javier Castillo, and Estanlin Cassiani cracked solo home runs later in the game to provide a cushion, as the Giants used the long ball to defeat the Cubs 11-6 in a Cactus League Extended Spring Training game played Friday morning at the San Francisco Giants Papago Park Complex in Phoenix, AZ.
Wally Soto slugged a two-run HR and Ed Howard, Anderson Suriel, and Christopher Paciolla laced RBI doubles for the Cubs in a losing cause.
The Cubs get a quick rematch against the Marlins, who swept them on the road to end the month of April. This time, the Cubs are reinforced by designated hitter and first baseman Matt Mervis, who is likely to make his MLB debut, and catcher Miguel Amaya, who debuted on May 4 collecting his first MLB RBI on a sac fly but still in search of his first time reaching base safely. See below for the matchups in this weekend series at Wrigley.
Game 32, Friday, May 5, 1:20 pm central
MIA: RHP Edward Cabrera (2-2, 4.67 ERA)
CHC: LHP Justin Steele (4-0, 1.49 ERA)
SP Lorenzo Encarnacion and RP Junior Cerda each hurled three innings of shutout ball, and Jefferson Pena, Cristofer Torin, and Ruben Santana ripped RBI singles, helping the Diamondbacks Red Squad defeat the Cubs 4-1 in Cactus League Extended Spring Training game action Thursday morning on Whirlwind Field at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick, east of Scottsdale,AZ.
Christopher Paciolla hammered an oppo-field RBI double (near-HR) off the RF fence to account for the lone Cub run.
SP DJ Herz hurled four innings of no run / no hit ball with six strikeouts and combined with three relievers on a two-hit shutout, Ismael Mena singled, doubled, stole two bases, and scored a run, and Brayan Altuve (RBI double) and Yeison Santana (RBI single) collected run scoring hits, as the Cubs blanked the Rockies 4-0 in Cactus League Extended Spring Training game action Tuesday morning at Sloan Park in Mesa, AZ.