Windy conditions in 'B' game quite familiar

Windy conditions in 'B' game quite familiar

PEORIA, Ariz. -- The Cubs played a "B" game Monday morning against the Indians on the back fields in Goodyear, where the wide open plains were windy and cold. In other words, it felt like home.

Randy Wells pitched three innings, allowing two runs on three hits and three walks while striking out two in a 6-5 Cubs loss.

"You try not to put too much on it, because the conditions aren't that well," manager Dale Sveum said. "On the other hand, you have to pitch in those same conditions in Chicago, if not worse.

"Wells actually was fairly sharp down in the zone. He got the outs when he needed to. [Cristian] Guzman, trying to get the guy over, hooked the ball out of the park on him. Other than that, he didn't give up any runs. He got out of some big jams with bases-loaded ground-ball double plays. It wasn't bad by no means."

Jeff Beliveau also pitched a pair of innings, one good and one in which he struggled, according to Sveum.

First baseman Anthony Rizzo was 1-for-3 with a triple and two RBIs.