10/22 AFL & winter ball updates
DJ LeMahieu had two hits and two RBIs and Junior Lake was 2-for-4 with a stolen base, his 10th, in Mesa’s 5-1 win Friday over Phoenix. Lake added a RBI single in the fifth and scored on LeMahieu’s double to open a 5-0 lead. On Saturday, Mesa travels to Scottsdale to play Salt River. First pitch scheduled for 12:35 p.m. MT.
* Bryan LaHair was 1-for-2 and scored a run in Magallanes’ 5-0 win over Lara in Venezuela. LaHair is batting .367. Former Cubs pitcher Jerome Williams gave up five hits and walked five over five innings but did not give up a run and got the win.
* Team USA will face Mexico Saturday in the Pan American games, played in Lagos de Moreno, Mexico. So far, the U.S. squad has beaten the Dominican Republic, 20-2, and Panama, 11-0, in seven innings. Saturday’s game will decide which teams advance to the semifinals and also the seeding. Cubs outfielder Brett Jackson, who came out of a World Cup game last week with a minor foot injury, has not played.
— Carrie Muskat