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LOD Daily Cactus Report 2/28/18

Tomorrow it will be March and you know what that means. It will officially be opening day month… If it wasn’t a thing before, it is now. Here is a look at today’s Cactus League action.

Royals 3 Reds 2

The Headline: The Royals remain the only Cactus League team without a loss after winning this one in walk off fashion. Also, the Royals signed Lucas Duda today.

Notable Hitter: Humberto Arteaga singled home Erick Mejia in the bottom of the ninth. Arteaga was 2/2 on the day with two singles.

Notable Pitcher: Eric Skoglund made his Spring debut as he got the start and went two innings in this one. The 25 year old left hander is trying to make a solid impression after making his big league debut in 2017.

Cubs 7 Athletics 5

The Headline: Every Oakland run came off of the long ball as four different A’s went yard in this one.

Notable Hitter: Chris Gimenez was 2/2 on the day, both singles, while driving in four runs.

Notable Pitcher: Several regulars pitched in this one for the Cubs. Kyle Hendricks got the start and had a solid outing outside of the Khris Davis first inning homer.

Giants 10 Brewers 10

The Headline: Both teams put up a seven run inning in this game, the Brewers happened to do it in the bottom of the ninth only to end this thing in a tie. Also, Ryan Braun got the start at first base today as he continues to attempt and transition out of the Brewers stacked outfield.

Notable Hitter: Brewers first round draft pick Keston Hiura had two timely singles that each drove in a run.

Notable Pitcher: Oh boy, “notable pitcher” in a 10-10 Spring Training tie. Well, Jhoulys Chacin was awesome in two scoreless innings. He also struck out three.

Indians (SS) 4 Mariners 2

The Headline: Ariel Miranda showed he has been taking his PFP seriously. He made a nice play after taking a liner off of the leg. He would be okay.

Notable Hitter: Melvin Upton Jr. homered as he looks to make a run at a bench spot with the Indians.

Notable Pitcher: Shawn Morimando tossed two scoreless relief innings while striking out three.

White Sox 5 Rangers 4

The Headline: The White Sox were scoreless through six, but scored five runs in the final two frames to take the win.

Notable Hitter: Casey Gillaspie went 2/3 with a double and an RBI.

Notable Pitcher: Veteran Matt Moore allowed just one hit over his two scoreless frames for the Rangers.

Rockies 9 Diamondbacks 3

The Headline: Patrick Corbin hopes to provide a strong presence at the back of the rotation as the Diamondbacks look to make another playoff push in 2018. He had a decent outing to begin his Spring with a two inning start today where he allowed just one run on a homer.

Notable Hitter: Anthony Bemboom went 2/2 with a homer in this one. Top prospect Brendan Rodgers was also 2/2.

Notable Pitcher: Rockies pitchers only recorded three strikeouts today and Yenci Almonte logged two of them in his three scoreless innings.

Padres 10 Dodgers 5

The Headline: Highly touted Padres prospect Fernando Tatis Jr. had quite a day. He went 2/3 with a double and an RBI at the plate and also flashed the leather on defense.

Notable Hitter: Austin Hedges continues to display his power as he mashed his third homer of the Cactus League season today.

Notable Pitcher: Promising youngster Dinelson Lamet got the start for the Padres today. He logged two innings and allowed a homer.

Indians (SS) 15 Angels 3

The Headline: Indians utility infield candidate Erik Gonzalez left the game with an apparent ankle injury, according to a Jordan Bastian tweet.

Notable Hitter: Todd Hankins hit a seventh inning grand slam.

Notable Pitcher: David Speer struck out two in one scoreless inning of work.

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