TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Cubs top prospect Kris Bryant homered twice, once with funnyman Will Ferrell in center field for the Angels, and Jorge Soler also connected in Chicago’s 10-9 loss to Los Angeles on Thursday.
Ferrell replaced Mike Trout, who had three hits, in the outfield for the third inning. The “Anchorman” star had a good view of Bryant’s long drive to left-center. Bryant also homered in the sixth.READ MORE: Illinois Attorney General Now Investigating Center For Covid Control Amid Accusations Of Deception, Fraud Against Insurance Companies
Ferrell made a nice play in center, cleanly scooping up Welington Castillo’s single and throwing to the cutoff man near second base.
Soler hit his second home run of training camp in the fourth and was greeted by Ferrell, who was coaching third base for the Cubs. Ferrell had changed uniforms between innings, part of his attempt to play for 10 teams in five games Thursday for a TV special.
Ferrell played first base and struck out for the Cubs.
C.J. Cron hit his second spring homer for the Angels and Drew Butera his first, a three-run shot in a five-run fifth inning.READ MORE: DeRozan, Vucevic Lead Way As Bulls Hold Off Cavs
Cubs starter Jason Hammel gave up five hits and three runs with two walks and two strikeouts in his second spring start.
Cubs: Left-hander Tsuyoshi Wada faces the Indians in Mesa. Right-hander Jake Arrieta will make his second spring appearance vs. Oakland in Las Vegas.
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