Five Home Runs are Better than Two: Cubs Beat A's 9-3

Momma said there'd be days like this, but she never said it would happen on a double-AN birthday.

The Cubs used five long balls to make short work of our A's, collecting 16 hits and scoring in every turn at bat except for the third inning, all of which led to a 9-3 triumph.

Yawn.

Man-crushes were surely on overdrive when Chris Carter, he of the lofty 1.000 BA, went deep in his first Spring appearance. It was only one of three hits for the Oaklands, and the second of two homeruns, the other courtesy of the bat belonging to Adam Rosales.

Seven A's hurlers saw action, and all but two of them were scored upon, including starter Trevor Cahill, who gave up a gopher ball to Derek Lee in the first frame. A quartet of Cubbies took that same scenic route as Lee: Marlon Byrd (off Clay Mortenson), Tyler Colvin (off Jerry Blevins), Brad Snyder, and Sam Fuld, who both left the yard off of Brad Kilby. And if that isn't the nerdiest collection of names, I don't know what is.

Tomorrow the A's take on the Milwaukee Brewers, same time, same station, hopefully different result.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join Athletics Nation

You must be a member of Athletics Nation to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Athletics Nation. You should read them.

Join Athletics Nation

You must be a member of Athletics Nation to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Athletics Nation. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9351_tracker