If the A’s are going to make the playoffs again, it will be on the strength of their pitching. A.J. Griffin will be a big part of that.
Jeff Samardzija homered and allowed four runs over 4 2-3 innings Monday in the Chicago Cubs’ 7-5 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks 7-5.
Darwin Barney homered and Matt Garza threw seven shutout innings to lift the Chicago Cubs to a three-game sweep of the Arizona Diamondbacks with a 3-1 win Sunday.
Jake Peavy was at the mound the longest he has been so far during spring training, but the Oakland A’s were able to score three runs off the pitcher. The Chicago White Sox, on the other hand, struggled to score. Their first run came in the seventh inning.