11/5 AFL update – Thursday's game
Andrew Cashner threw four scoreless innings in the Mesa Solar Sox’s 8-1 win over the Peoria Javelinas in Arizona Fall League play Thursday. Cashner, the Cubs’ No. 1 pick in 2008, did not walk a batter and struck out four. Starlin Castro, who began the day leading the AFL in batting, and Michael Brenly each had two hits for Mesa.
Three Cubs pitching prospects all appeared in the game. James Russell, John Gaub and Blake Parker each threw one inning in relief. The Solar Sox play Friday at Surprise.
— Carrie Muskat