King Kwon Helps Cubs Best Rockies in 10 at Sloan Park

Kwang-Min Kwon drilled an RBI single with two outs in the bottom of the 10th to plate Tyler Pearson with the winning run, lifting the Cubs to a 7-6 victory over the Rockies in Cactus League Extended Spring Training action Saturday morning at Sloan Park in Mesa, AZ.

Kwon collected a total of three RBI in the game on the strength of two hits and a sacrfice fly, Vimael Machin doubled twice and walked, and both D. J. Wilson and Luis Ayala stole three bases and scored a run to aid the Cub cause.

Bobby Stahel belted two RBI doubles and scored two runs for the Rockies.

John Arguello (Cubs Den) has game notes and a photo gallery slide-show from the game. 

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And here is the abridged box score from the game (Cubs players only):

CUBS LINEUP:
1a. Shane Victorino, LF: 0-3 (F-8, 6-3, 6-3)
1b. Eric Gonzalez, C: 0-2 (K, K) 
2a. D. J. Wilson, CF: 0-2 (HBP, BB, 1-3, P-6, R, 3 SB)
2b. Robert Garcia, CF: 0-1 (5-3) 
3a. Kevonte Mitchell, RF: 1-2 (BB, 6-3, 1B, R, CS)
3b. Yohan Matos, RF: 1-2 (2B, 6-3, R)
4a. Guatavo Polanco, 1B-DH: 0-3 (1-3, BB, F-8, K, R)
4b. Tyler Pearson, PH: 0-0 (HBP, R)
5a. Isaac Paredes, SS: 1-3 (1B+E4, K, 4-3, R, 2 RBI)
5b. Yeiler Peguero, SS: 1-2 (1B, E-3)
6. Vimael Machin, 3B: 2-4 (E-5, 2B, 6-3, 2B, BB) 
7. Kwang-Min Kwon, DH-LF: 2-4 (1B, F-7 SF, F-7, K, 1B, 3 RBI)
8a. Miguel Amaya, C-DH: 0-3 (5-3, 4-3, K)
8b. Tyler Payne, PH-1B: 0-1 (F-9)
9. Yonathan Perlaza, 2B: 0-4 (4-1, 3-1, K, E-4)
10. Luis Ayala, DH #2: 1-3 (1B, E-1, 3-U, 1-3 SH, R, 3 SB) 

CUBS PITCHERS
1. Enrique de los Rios: 2.0 IP, 4 H, 3 R (2 ER), 1 BB, 1 K, 1 GIDP, 2/1 GO/AO, 38 pitches (25 strikes) 
2. Mark Malave: 2.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 K, 1/2 GO/AO, 28 pitches (20 strikes) 
3. Tommy Nance: 2.0 IP, 5 H, 3 R (3 ER), 0 BB, 3 K, 1 WP, 2/1 GO/AO, 43 pitches (29 strikes) 
4. John Michael Knighton: 2.0 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K, 3/3 GO/AO, 31 pitches (21 strikes) 
5. M. T. Minacci: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 WP, 1/1 GO/AO, 15 pitches (9 strikes) 
6. Tyler Peitzmeier: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K, 1 GIDP, 1/0 GO/AO, 7 pitches (6 strikes) 

CUBS ERRORS: 4 
1. 3B Vimael Machin: E-5 (fielding error allowed batter to reach base safely)
2. C Gioskar Amaya: E-2 (throwing error allowed batter to reach base safely) 
3. SS Yeiler Peguero: E-6 (throwing error allowed batter to reach base safely) 
4. 1B Tyler Payne: E-3 (fielding error allowed batter to reach base safely) 

CUBS CATCHERS DEFENSE
1. Gioskar Amaya: 1-1 CS, 1 E (see above) 
2. Eric Gonzalez: 0-1 CS

ATTENDANCE: 35 

WEATHER: Mostly cloudy & breezy with temperatures in the 70's 

Comments

Phil, do you know if Victorino has an opt out date approaching? Thanks.

In what was probably the last start for RHSP Jeremy Null at EXST... 
Intrasquad game this morning on Field #5 at Riverview Baseball Complex: 
4.1 IP, 7 H, 3 R (3 ER), 0 BB, 2 K, 1 HR, 2 WP, 1 GIDP, 5/4 GO/AO, 75 pitches (50 strikes) 

Next stop is likely either South Bend or Myrtle Beach (TBD)