D'backs Black rallies to tie Cubs at Riverview
Geuri Lubo slugged a two-run HR, Jefferson Rojas and Anderson Suriel each drilled two-run doubles, Cole Roederer doubled and singled and scored two runs, and SP Mason McGwire tossed three innings of one-hit shutout ball for the Cubs, and Franyel Baez clubbed a two-run HR, Juan Aparicio smacked a two-run double, and Luis Rubio laced a two-run single for the Diamondbacks Black squad, as the two teams played to an 11-11 tie in Cactus League Extended Spring Training game action Tuesday morning on Field #6 at the Riverview Baseball Complex in Mesa, AZ.
The Cubs had a 9-2 lead after six innings, before the D'backs rallied late to tie the score.
The game was called after the top of the 8th inning.
Sloan Park will be closed for several months while the turf is replaced but it should be ready for the start of the Arizona Fall League in October. The ACL Cubs will be playing home games on Field #1 (located across the street from the stadium) throughout the summer, and the EXST Cubs will be moving to Field #1 after the Hawk-Eye system has been fully installed. Meanwhile, the Cubs will be playing their Cactus League Extended Spring Training home games on the backfields (usually Field #6, as they did today).
Here is the abridged box score from the game (Cubs players only):
EXST CUBS LINEUP:
1a. Cole Roederer, CF: 2-3 (2B, 1B, E-7, 2 R)
1b. Ke'Shun Collier, CF: 0-2 (1-3, L-6)
2a. Bryce Windham, C: 0-2 (6-3, K, BB, R, RBI)
2b. Jairo Diaz, C: 1-2 (1B, 3-U, R)
3. Alexis Hernandez, SS: 1-3 (BB, 6-3, 1B, 4-3, R, RBI, SB)
4a. Jefferson Rojas, DH: 1-3 (5-3, P-4, 2B, R, 2 RBI)
4b. Geuri Lubo, 3B: 1-1 (HR, R, 2 RBI)
5. Yeison Santana, 2B: 1-3 (6-3, BB, 1B, 4-3, 2 R, RBI)
6. Anderson Suriel, 1B: 1-2 (1-3, 5-3 SH, 2B, BB, 2 RBI)
7a. Christopher Paciolla, 3B-DH: 0-3 (5-3, E-5, K, R)
7b. Brayan Altuve, PH: 0-1 (K)
8. Ismael Mena, RF: 1-3 (F-7, F-9 SF, L-6, 2B, RBI)
9a. Christian Olivo, LF: 1-2 (E-6, 1B, R, RBI)
9b. Raino Coran, LF: 0-2 (K, K)
EXST CUBS PITCHERS:
1. Mason McGwire: 3.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K, 1 HBP, 1 WP, 4/2 GO/AO, 42 pitches (27 strikes)
2. Luis A. Reyes: 2.0 IP, 0 H, 2 R (2 ER), 3 BB, 2 K, 2 HBP, 2 WP, 1 GIDP, 2/1 GO/AO, 41 pitches (20 strikes)
3. Danis Correa: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 1 K, 0/1 GO/AO, 15 pitches (7 strikes)
4. Wilber Rodriguez: 0.2 IP, 1 H, 4 R (4 ER), 4 BB, 0 K, 2 WP, 0/1 GO/AO, 23 pitches (5 strikes)
5. Scarlyn Lebron: 1.1 IP, 4 H, 5 R (5 ER), 1 BB, 1 K, 1 HBP, 1 HR, 1 WP, 1/2 GO/AO, 45 pitches (22 strikes)
EXST CUBS ERRORS: NONE
EXST CUBS CATCHERS DEFENSE:
1. Bryce Windham: 1-1 CS
2. Jairo Diaz: 1-2 CS, 1 PB
WEATHER: Sunny with temperatures 100+
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