3/13 Cubs 5, Giants 4
What went right:
Chris Volstad continued his strong spring. He held the Giants to two hits over three scoreless innings. Anthony Rizzo belted a two-run homer in the seventh, his first, while Starlin Castro hit a RBI single in the third, and pinch-hitter Josh Vitters added a RBI triple in the fourth. Chicago totaled 13 hits.
What went wrong:
Andy Sonnanstine gave up three runs on five hits in the eighth.
“Concerned? No. Breaking balls like his aren’t going to do a lot down here in Arizona. You’re always going to struggle with it and you’re going to try to throw harder and make it spin more. It’s actually a counter effect. His fastball command is the biggest thing. We know the breaking ball will come back when we get up north. It’s just getting the fastball and getting work.” — Dale Sveum on Carlos Marmol’s struggles
Randy Wells will start on Wednesday when the Cubs play host to their National League Central rivals, the Brewers, at HoHoKam Park. It’s the second meeting this spring between the two teams. The Cubs beat the Brewers, 6-1, on Saturday at Maryvale. The game will be broadcast on Cubs.com.
– Carrie Muskat