In split squad action on Tuesday afternoon, the Chicago Cubs tied the Oakland A's 5-5 -- the game was called following the 10th inning -- and dropped a 6-2 decision to the Texas Rangers. Notably, Carlos Marmol had to leave the Rangers game early because of cramps in his throwing hand. He is set to undergo a precautionary MRI but said he does not think there is anything seriously wrong.
In the Oakland game, Chicago took a 5-2 lead into the bottom of the ninth, but the A's managed a rally to prevent a Cubs victory. Texas got two runs in the eighth and two in the ninth to turn what had been a closely contested game into a relatively easy win.
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