Cubs Evict Dem Bums & Flatbush Refugees from Riverview Park
Henderson Perez collected four singles and an RBI and scored a run (his second four-hit game in the last two weeks), Gustavo Polanco belted an RBI triple and two singles, Kwangmin Kwon singled, doubled, stole a base, and scored a run, Jose A. Gonzalez clubbed a game-tying opposite-field solo HR, and Christopher Morel laced two RBI singles (second one proved to be the game-winner), as the Cubs scored four runs over the final three innings to edge the Dodgers 6-5 in Cactus League Extended Spring Training Memorial Day game action on Field #5 on John Arguello Way at the Riverview Baseball Complex in Mesa, AZ.
Jacob Amaya drilled a solo HR and an RBI single and Jeremy Arocho singled twice, walked, stole a base, and scored a run for the Dodgers in a losing cause.
The game was called after eight innings of play.
Prior to the game on Field #5, LHP Justin Steele (three innings - 45 pitches), RHP Yunior Perez (two innings - 30 pitches), and RHP Hector Alonso Garcia (one inning - 20 pitches) squared-off in a three-inning "sim" game on Field #4. Steele threw a breaking ball for the first time since his July 2017 TJS.
Here is the abridged box score from the Cactus League game (Cubs players only):
1. Luis Verdugo, SS: 0-3 (4-3, BB, F-8, F-8, BB, 2 R, SB)
2. Jonathan Soto, DH #1: 0-3 (L-4, P-2, BB, P-5, HBP)
3. Henderson Perez, C: 4-5 (4-3, 1B, 1B, 1B, 1B, R, RBI)
4. Christopher Morel, 3B: 2-5 (K, 1B, 5-3 DP, K, 1B, 2 RBI)
5. Gustavo Polanco, 1B: 3-5 (K, 1B, 1B, 3B, K, RBI)
6. Luis Diaz, 2B: 0-3 (BB, 6-3, F-7, K)
7. Kwangmin Kwon, RF: 2-4 (1B, 2B, E-6, K, R, SB)
8. Jose A. Gonzalez, LF: 1-3 (4-6 FC, BB, F-9, HR, R, RBI)
9. Ramsey Romano, DH #2: 2-4 (1B, 6-4 FC, 1B, P-5, R, RBI)
10. Jose Gutierrez, CF: 0-3 (F-9, BB, 4-3, F-7)
1. Jeremiah Estrada: 3.2 IP, 5 H, 3 R (3 ER), 1 BB, 5 K, 1 HR, 3/3 GO/AO, 55 pitches (33 strikes)
2. Alfredo Colorado: 1.1 IP, 3 H, 2 R (2 ER), 2 BB, 2 K, 1 WP, 1/1 GO/AO, 40 pitches (20 strikes)
3. Peyton Remy: 2.1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 3 K, 1 WP, 2/2 GO/AO, 39 pitches (25 strikes)
4. Luis Silva: 0.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 0 K, 0/1 GO/AO, 13 pitches (7 strikes)
CUBS ERRORS: 1
LF Jose A. Gonzalez: E-7 (fielding error on line-drive single to LF allowed batter to advance to 2nd base)
CUBS CATCHERS DEFENSE:
Henderson Perez: 0-1 CS, 1 PB
WEATHER: Sunny with temperatures in the 90's
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