Cubs Defeat Dodgers 5-3 In Spring Opener For Each Team

Posted on 26 February 2009 by Lou

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The Chicago Cubs defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 1st spring training game for both teams.  Micah Hoffpauir slugged a 5th inning grand slam to put the Cubs ahead for good.  Alfonso Soriano walked and singled in his first 2 at-bats.  On the mound, after retiring the side in order in the 1st inning, Jeff Samardzija struggled through the 2nd inning – 2 earned runs, 3 hits and 2 walks.

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