CBS 2 Chicago wbbm7801059 670 The Score

Cubs

Garza On His Game In Cubs’ Loss To Mariners

Chicago Cubs second baseman Scott Moore throws from his knees trying to get Seattle Mariners' Chone Figgins after knocking down a grounder behind second base in the first inning of a spring training baseball game in Peoria, Ariz., Monday, March 14, 2011. Figgins was safe.  (AP Photo)

Chicago Cubs second baseman Scott Moore throws from his knees trying to get Seattle Mariners’ Chone Figgins after knocking down a grounder behind second base in the first inning of a spring training baseball game in Peoria, Ariz., Monday, March 14, 2011. Figgins was safe. (AP Photo)

Cubs Central
Shop for Cubs Gear
Buy Cubs Tickets

MLB Scoreboard
MLB Standings
Team STATS
Team Schedule
Team Roster
Team Injuries

Sports Fan Insider

Keep up with your favorite teams and athletes with daily updates.
Sign Up

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) - Matt Garza had a positive outing for his new team, pitching four solid innings Monday in the Chicago Cubs’ 5-3 loss to the Seattle Mariners.

Acquired from Tampa Bay this winter in an eight-player trade, Garza had struggled in two of his first three appearances with the Cubs. He was much better against Seattle, giving up a run and three hits with three strikeouts and two walks.

The right-hander pitched a no-hitter against Detroit last season while going 15-10 with a 3.91 ERA in 32 starts.

Adam Kennedy drove in two runs with a sixth-inning single for the Mariners, an inning after Chone Figgins doubled in the tying run.

Figgins and Justin Smoak, a pair of projected starters, had two hits each. Josh Wilson was 2 for 2 and scored twice. The Mariners are unbeaten in eight straight spring games, including a tie.

Seattle starter Doug Fister threw 4 1-3 innings, allowing two runs and six hits. He walked three in his fourth start of spring training.

Ex-Mariner Bryan LaHair doubled in two runs in the first inning for the Cubs.

Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.