Jordan Devencenzi hammered a solo home run, singled twice, and walked, Jermaine Curtis and Alonzo Medina each belted a two-run HR, Jose Lopez singled twice, walked, scored a run, and drove-in another, and Jordan Diaz (two-run double) and Javier Godard (RBI single) drilled run-scoring hits to highlight a four-run 2nd inning, as the Athletics out-slugged the Cubs 12-5 in Cactus League Extended Spring Training game action Friday morning on Field #6 at the Riverview Baseball Complex in Mesa, AZ.
Aramis Ademan (two-run blast) and Joe Martarano (solo shot) contributed home runs for the Cubs.
The game was called with two outs in the bottom of the 9th after the last A's pitcher scheduled to throw in the game reached his pitch limit.
Eloy Jimenez got the start in LF for the Cubs and played there for four innings before moving to DH. He caught one fly ball and spent most of the rest of his time chasing down extra-base hits and watching HR balls fly over the LF fence. Eloy went 1-2 at the plate (a double and a GIDP).
Here is the abridged box score from the game (Cubs players only):
X. Chris Dominguez, DH #1: 1-3 (1B, F-8, BB, F-9, R, SB)
NOTE: Dominguez batted 1st in the 1st, 3rd, 5th, and 7th innings
1. Zach Davis, DH #2: 0-3 (K, F-7, BB, K)
2. Aramis Ademan, SS: 2-4 (HR, 1B, 6-4 FC, F-9, R, 2 RBI)
3a. Eloy Jimenez, LF-DH: 1-2 (2B, 5-4-3 DP)
3b. Richard Nunez, C: 1-2 (6-3, 1B, RBI)
4. Michael Cruz, C-DH: 0-3 (4-3, 3-1, F-8)
5. Kevin Zamudio, 1B: 0-3 (K, 6-4-3 DP, E-6)
6. Brandon Cummins, CF: 0-2 (K, L-8, BB)
7. Joe Martarano, DH-LF: 2-3 (1B, HR, 6-4-3 DP, R, RBI)
8. Edgar Rondon, 2B: 1-3 (K, 2B, K, R)
9. Fidel Mejia, 3B: 0-3 (L-4, K, L-3)
10. Jose A. Gonzalez, RF: 1-2 (F-8, 1B, BB, R, RBI)
1. Manny Parra: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K, 2/1 GO/AO, 12 pitches (8 strikes)
2. Enrique de los Rios:1.2 IP, 6 H, 6 R (5 ER), 0 BB, 2 K, 1 HR, 1 WP, 1/1 GO/AO, 34 pitches (23 strikes)
3. Junior Marte: 2.0 IP, 5 H, 3 R (3 ER), 2 BB, 3 K, 2 HR, 1 WP, 1/2 GO/AO, 51 pitches (31 strikes)
4. Jose Leidenz: 2.1 IP, 2 H, 1 R (1 ER), 1 BB, 1 K, 3 WP, 1 GIDP, 2/3 GO/AO, 30 pitches (15 strikes)
5. Andin Diaz: 2.0 IP, 3 H, 2 R (2 ER), 0 BB, 4 K, 2/0 GO/AO, 28 pitches (21 strikes)
CUBS ERRORS: 3
1. 3B Fidel Mejia: E-5 (fielding error allowed batter to reach base safely)
2. P Enrique de los Rios: E-1 (two-base throwing error allowed batter to reach 2nd base safely)
3. C Richard Nunez: E-2 (dropped pop fly in foul territory extending AB)
CUBS CATCHERS DEFENSE:
1. Michael Cruz: 1 PB
2. Richard Nunez: 1 E (see above)
WEATHER: Sunny with temperatures in the 90's