Chicago Cubs Score and Recap (3/29/21): Cubs 7, D-Backs 1 – Cubs Win Behind Contreras and Hoerner Home Runs

The Chicago Cubs wrapped up their spring slate with a bang Monday afternoon. They pounded the Arizona Diamondbacks at Sloan Park and now head north for Opening Day on Thursday at historic Wrigley Field. (Box score)

Why the Cubs Won

The Cubs jumped on Arizona starter Caleb Smith for seven runs and put the game on ice early.

Key Moment 

Nico Hoerner blasted a three-run homer off of Smith in the 4th inning to give the Cubs a 7-1 lead.

Stats That Matter

Bottom Line

The Cubs made it through the spring in good shape and now get set for Pirates Thursday. It’s hard to project anything from exhibition numbers, but we can be glad the season is starting with the team healthy and ready to go.

On Deck

The Cubs welcome the Pirates to Wrigley Field Thursday at 1:20pm CT. Kyle Hendricks is starting for the Cubs against Chad Kuhl for the Pirates in a game available on Marquee Sports Network and 670 The Score.

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