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Cubs Win Sloan Park Opener

By Tim Sheridan
February 26, 2017

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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