Cubs Drop Game To D'backs, Spring Training Roundup


Published on February 28 2014 6:30 am
Last Updated on February 28 2014 6:30 am
Written by Millie Lange

Cubs Fall To Arizona

(Mesa, AZ) -- Chicago managed only five hits as the Cubs fell to the Diamondbacks 5-2. Starlin Castro had two knocks and a RBI while Emilio Bonifacio tripled for his lone hit. Jeff Samardzjia started for Chicago, throwing two innings of shutout baseball and striking out two. The Cubs clash with the Angels today in Tempe.

Cardinals Begin Spring Games

(Jupiter, FL) -- The St. Louis Cardinals begin the spring training slate today in Jupiter, Florida. The Cards take on the Miami Marlins at Roger Dean Stadium at 12:05 p.m. St. Louis sends right-hander Carlos Martinez to the hill while the Fish counter with ace Jose Fernandez. The two teams also meet Saturday afternoon.

White Sox Open Spring Play Today Against Dodgers

(Glendale, AZ) -- The White Sox open up Cactus League play today against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Camelback Ranch. The Sox start the regular season on March 31st at home against the Minnesota Twins.

The White Sox have traded infielder Jake Elmore to the Oakland Athletics in exchange for cash considerations. Elmore hit .242 with two homers and six RBI in 52 games with the Houston Astros last season. The 26-year-old is a career .291 hitter in six minor league seasons.

Thursday, February 27 Scoreboard

MLB Exhibition

Boston Red Sox (ss) 5, Boston College 2 (7 innings)

Boston Red Sox (ss) 5, Northeastern 2 (7 innings)

Miami Marlins 9, Florida International 5

MLB Grapefruit League

Detroit Tigers 5, Atlanta Braves 2

Toronto Blue Jays 7, Philadelphia Phillies 5

Pittsburgh Pirates 8, New York Yankees 2

MLB Cactus League

Arizona Diamondbacks (ss) 5, Chicago Cubs 2

Los Angeles Dodgers 4, Arizona Diamondbacks (ss) 3

Cleveland Indians 12, Cincinnati Reds 3

Milwaukee Brewers 11, Oakland Athletics 3

Seattle Mariners 7, San Diego Padres 1

Texas Rangers 11, Kansas City Royals 7

Friday, February 28 Schedule (All Times Central)

MLB Grapefruit League

12:05 p.m. - Baltimore Orioles at Tampa Bay Rays  (at Port Charlotte, FL)

12:05 p.m. - Detroit Tigers (ss) at Philadelphia Phillies  (at Clearwater, FL)

12:05 p.m. - Miami Marlins at St. Louis Cardinals  (at Jupiter, FL)

12:05 p.m. - Minnesota Twins at Boston Red Sox  (at Fort Myers, FL)

12:05 p.m. - NY Yankees at Detroit Tigers (ss)  (at Lakeland, FL)

12:05 p.m. - Pittsburgh Pirates at Toronto Blue Jays  (at Dunedin, FL)

12:10 p.m. - Washington Nationals at NY Mets  (at Port St. Lucie, FL)

5:05 p.m. - Houston Astros at Atlanta Braves  (at Lake Buena Vista, FL)

MLB Cactus League

2:05 p.m. - Chicago White Sox at Los Angeles Dodgers  (Glendale, AZ)

2:05 p.m. - Chicago Cubs at Los Angeles Angels  (Tempe, AZ)

2:05 p.m. - Cincinnati Reds at Cleveland Indians  (Goodyear, AZ)

2:05 p.m. - Kansas City Royals at Texas Rangers  (Surprise, AZ)

2:05 p.m. - Milwaukee Brewers at San Francisco Giants (ss)  (Scottsdale, AZ)

2:05 p.m. - Seattle Mariners at San Diego Padres  (Peoria, AZ)

2:05 p.m. - San Francisco Giants (ss) at Oakland Athletics  (Phoenix, AZ)

2:10 p.m. - Colorado Rockies at Arizona Diamondbacks  (at Scottsdale, AZ)