The Cubs brought less than major league lineup with them to play Royals Saturday in Surprise. The game’s location was the only surprise on this chilly day as Kansas City rolled to a victory. (Box score)
Why the Cubs Lost
Committing four errors is going to be trouble most days and it sure was Saturday as the Royals scored 10.
Willson Contreras threw a ball into center field on a stolen base attempt in the 2nd inning. The error allowed two runs to score and gave KC a 3-2 lead.
Stats That Matter
- Adbert Alzolay had a bit of a struggle again: 1.2 IP, 3 R, 2 ER, 3 H, 2 K, and 1 BB.
- Ildemaro Vargas hit a two-run home run in the 2nd inning.
- Former Cub Jorge Soler had a double and a homer.
Alzolay is not helping his cause for a rotation spot this spring.
Joe Maddon and the Angels come to Sloan Park Sunday for a 3:05pm CT game. Marquee Sports has Pat Hughes on the TV broadcast.