Cubs Win Walk-a-thon at Tempe Diablo
Cristian Hernandez belted a two-run inside-the-park HR and walked twice, Andrelton Simmons doubled, singled, and scored two runs, Moises Ballesteros singled, doubled, and drove-in a run with a SF, Cole Roederer walked in all three of his plate appearances and scored two runs, and the offense took full advantage of 13 walks, a HBP, six wild pitches, and a balk, helping the Cubs outlast the Angels 10-9 in Cactus League Extended Spring Training Opening Day game action Thursday morning on Field #3 at the Diablo Stadium Complex in Tempe, AZ.
The Angels drew ten walks and Jorge Ruiz (RBI single), Denzer Guzman (RBI double), David Calabrese (RBI double), Nelson Rada (two-run double), and William Rivera (RBI single) stroked run-scoring hits in a losing cause.
The game was called after seven innings of play.
Here is the abridged box score from the game (Cubs players only):
1a. Cole Roederer, CF: 0-0 (BB, BB, BB, 2 R, PO)
1b. Cristian More, CF: 0-1 (BB, K, R, RBI)
2a. Andrelton Simmons, SS-DH: 2-3 (2B, K, 1B, 2 R)
2b. Flemin Bautista, PH: 1-1 (2B, R)
3. Cristian Hernandez, DH-SS: 1-2 (BB, K, BB, HR, R, 2 RBI)
4a. Moises Ballesteros, C: 2-2 (L-8 SF, 2B, 1B, RBI)
4b. Dilan Granadillo, C: 1-1 (1B)
5a. Pedro Ramirez, 3B: 0-1 (BB, 6-3, BB, PO)
5b. Reivaj Garcia, 3B: 0-1 (F-7)
6. Grayson Byrd, 1B: 1-3 (3-1, HBP, 6-3 DP, 1B)
7. Christian Olivo, RF: 0-2 (BB, BB, K, K)
8. Ronnier Quintero, DH #2: 0-2 (BB, 3-6 DP, BB, K, R)
9a. Carlos Sepulveda, 2B: 0-2 (K, K)
9b. Josue Huma, 2B: 0-1 (BB, 6-3, R)
10. Brayan Altuve, LF: 0-3 (L-7, K, BB, K, R)
1. Bailey Horn: 2.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 2 K, 1 GIDP, 3/1 GO/AO, 35 pitches (21 strikes)
2. Kenyi Perez: 1.2 IP, 4 H, 4 R (4 ER), 4 BB, 1 K, 1/2 GO/AO, 51 pitches (22 strikes)
3. Yovanny Cabrera: 2.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 1 K, 1 HBP, 1/3 GO/AO, 31 pitches (14 strikes)
4. Angel Gonzalez: 1.0 IP, 4 H, 5 R (5 ER), 2 BB, 2 K, 2 WP, 39 pitches (22 strikes)
CUBS ERRORS: NONE
WEATHER: Sunny & breezy with temperatures in the 90's
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