Starlin Castro hit a two-run home run in the first inning to give the Chicago Cubs a lead they would not relinquish en route to a 5-3 win over the Milwaukee Brewers on Tuesday afternoon. It was the final game of spring training for the Cubs, who now must prepare for their season-opener against the Washington Nationals on Thursday.
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Travis Wood got the start on the mound for Chicago and pitched six innings, allowing one run on six hits while striking out four.
After the two-run first fueled by Castro, Chicago got two more in the second and one in the fifth, which came on a solo shot from Alfredo Amezaga.
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