Mesa, AZ (Sports Network) - Pinch-runner Shawon Dunston scored the deciding
run on an Ernesto Frieri wild pitch in the bottom of the eighth inning, giving
the Chicago Cubs a 7-6 come-from-behind win over the Los Angeles Angels of
Anaheim in spring training play.
The Cubs took a 6-5 lead by tallying four times in the seventh, with Alex
Gonzalez delivering a two-run double and Scott Hairston belting a go-ahead
solo homer shortly afterward, but the Angels pulled even with a run in the top
of the eighth.
David DeJesus and starting pitcher Edwin Jackson each collected two hits for
the Cubs, though Jackson was tagged for five runs on eight hits in his five-
J.B. Shuck finished 3-for-5 with an RBI single for Anaheim, while Scott
Cousins had a two-run double in the loss and Brendan Harris went 2-for-3 with
two runs scored.
Angels starter Joe Blanton allowed just two runs while fanning five over six
frames, but Nick Maronde was rocked for four runs on four hits in just one
inning of relief.
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