MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Kris Bryant drove in two runs, Willson Contreras homered and Albert Almore Jr. doubled and scored twice to make their former teammate, David Ross a winner in his debut as Cubs manager.

The Cubs beat the Oakland Athletics 12-2.

READ MORE: One Person Missing, Three Rescued From Lake Michigan In Evanston Amid Dangerous Rip Currents

Two-time All-Star Jason Kipnis, who signed a minor league contract to play with his hometown team, walked as he opened his campaign to win the starting second base job. Nine Chicago pitchers combined to allow just two runs on five hits.

READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Last Weekend Of Summer May Be Among Nicest

Eric Campbell doubled and Lou Trivino, Zach Lee, Donnie Hart and Wandisson Charles were each tagged for three earned runs for the A’s.

MORE NEWS: Police Say Christopher Green Jr. Was Found Safe In Ohio After Being Taken From Father In Gary, Prompting AMBER Alert

(© Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)