Vogelbach, Baez, and de la Rosa Help Angels/Cubs Top D'backs at Diablo

Dan Vogelbach (RBI double) and Jeffrey Baez (RBI single) drilled two-out run-scoring hits to highlight a three-run 5th, Frandy de la Rosa (Cubs) belted an RBI double off the RF fence and scored in a three-run 6th and doubled and scored in the 8th, and RHP Garrett Nuss (Angels) hurled three innings of one-hit shutout ball, as the Angels/Cubs co-op squad cruised past the Diamondbacks 8-1 in AZ Advanced Instructional League action this afternoon on Field #7 at the Diablo Stadium Complex in Tempe, AZ.  

With today's win, the Angels/Cubs record now stands at 6-3-2. 

Here is an abridged box score from today's game (Cubs players only): 

ANGELS/CUBS LINEUP (CUBS PLAYERS ONLY)
5. Dan Vogelbach, DH: 1-4 (P-6, 3-U, 2B, K, R, RBI)
6. Jeffrey Baez, RF: 1-3 (P-4, BB, 1B, 6-3, RBI, CS)
9. Frandy de la Rosa, 2B: 2-4 (F-8, 6-3, 2B, 2B, 2 R, RBI)
NOTE: Only three Cubs played in the game today. 

BASERUNNING ADVENTURES
Jeffrey Baez was thrown out 7-4 attempting to stretch a two-out RBI single into a double (and baserunner Dan Vogelbach stepped on home plate just a split-second before Baez was tagged-out at 2nd, or the run would not have counted). 

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  • Cubster 13 hours 24 min ago (view)

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  • crunch 1 day 8 hours ago (view)

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