WHITE SOX 7, CUBS 6
at Tucson, Ariz.
Friday, March 16
Cubs at the plate:
Casey McGehee's three-run double in the ninth tied the game at 6. Matt Murton launched a long home run to left on the first pitch of the second inning from Javier Vazquez. It was Murton's third long ball of the spring. Derek Lee also singled home a run.
White Sox at the plate:
Tadahito Iguchi, entering the game hitting .083, tripled home two runs off Cubs starter Angel Guzman in the second. Rob Mackowiak added four singles, including the game-winner in the ninth, and two runs scored, while Juan Uribe walked and singled home a run.
Cubs on the mound:
Guzman, competing for the fifth starter's spot, gave up five runs on seven hits over 3 1/3 innings. He walked one and didn't strike out a White Sox hitter.
White Sox on the mound:
Vazquez turned in a far stronger effort than his last start Sunday during a "B" game. The right-hander yielded three runs on five hits over 4 2/3 innings, striking out six and walking one.
Cactus League records:
Cubs 8-7-1; White Sox 7-11.
The White Sox play host to the Angels at Tucson Electric Park on Saturday, with Jose Contreras getting the start. The Cubs host the Padres, with Rich Hill on the mound.