Cubs Win Sloan Park Opener

Charcer Burks with a sweet catch in outfield

Charcer Burks with a sweet catch in outfield

Here are some photos by John Antonoff from yesterday’s Cubs 4-3 victory over the Athletics in the Sloan Park spring opener. The Cubs played a split-squad yesterday, and lost the other contest to the Giants 8-6 in Scottsdale.

You will get a chance to see some of the Cubs minor-league talent in these early spring games as Joe Maddon eases his stars into playing time. Charcer Burks an up-and-coming minor league outfielder ended up hitting a 7th inning solo HR which proved to be the winning run against the A’s. A crowd of 14,929 were on hand for the Sloan opener.

The Cubs used nine pitchers against the A’s, none going more than 1.2 innings.

The Cubs take on their 2016 World Series opponent the Cleveland Indians today at Sloan Park.

Kris Bryant-14

Kris Bryant shatters this bat

 

Jacob Hannemann with a nice catch in deep cf

Jacob Hannemann with a nice catch in deep cf

Hall of Famer Fergie Jenkins leads the 7th inning stretch, flanked by Gary (Sarge) Matthews and Pete LaCock

Hall of Famer Fergie Jenkins leads the 7th inning stretch, flanked by Gary (Sarge) Matthews and Pete LaCock

Charcer Burks HR in 7th

Charcer Burks HR in 7th

Yasiel Balaguert with a double

Yasiel Balaguert with a double

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Tim Sheridan is a Cubs fanatic who also happens to be the Cubs spring training public address announcer at Sloan Stadium and your tour guide here at boysofspring.com.
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