The Chicago Cubs improved on their record this spring with a 5-4 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Tuesday. San Francisco had the tying run at third base with two outs in the ninth inning, but right-hander Alberto Cabrera got out of the jam to get the save.
Right-hander Chris Volstad, acquired from Miami in the Carlos Zambrano trade, made another strong start for the Cubs, tossing three scoreless innings while allowing just two hits and zero walks. Andy Sonnanstine, another offseason addition, didn't fair so well for Chicago, giving up three runs in an inning of relief.
The Cubs got to Giants starter Madison Bumgarner, one of the better pitchers in the NL, who allowed three runs on seven hits over four innings. No Chicago hitter had more than one hit, but Anthony Rizzo smacked his first home run of the spring in the seventh inning and prospect Josh Vitters had an RBI triple.
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