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Rizzo comes up huge to complete Cubs comeback

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Tale of two games in this one for the Cubs as they fell behind 4-1 in the fourth inning then went to work.  Cody Ransom just barely snuck a three-run homer inside the left field foul pole to tie the game at four in the fifth.  The Cubs jumped ahead in the sixth inning as Ryan Sweeney came through with a big RBI single.  The Cubs hung onto that one run lead until the eighth inning when Mark Trumbo took James Russell deep to tie things up.  It stayed that way until the tenth inning when the Cubs loaded the bases with two out for Anthony Rizzo.  Up until that at bat Rizzo was scuffling, but that’s the great thing about baseball, always a chance to turn the day around.  That’s exactly what Rizzo did as he laced a two-out bases clearing double to give the Cubs an 8-5 lead, and they held off the Angels in the bottom half to take this one 8-6.

PICTURE OF THE GAME

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Game Highlights:

Rizzo’s huge three-run double
Ransom’s three-run homer
Sweeney’s big hit
Barney’s RBI groundout
Sweeney makes a huge diving catch
Gregg nails down the save

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Great Day for Cubs Not Named Travis Wood

The Cubs offense exploded in the first inning today, scoring seven runs off of Seattle starter Jason Vargas.  Believe it or not, that wasn’t enough for Travis Wood as he continues to really struggle with his mechanics and command.  Wood who is vying for a spot in the Cubs rotation is pitching himself right out of it.   Wood gave up seven runs on seven hits over two innings of work, and has now given up 13 runs on 13 hits in 4 and 2/3rds innings this Spring.

 

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