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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.


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.