Chicago Cubs Score and Recap (3/24/21): Cubs 6, Mariners 2 – Davies Continues Hot Spring, Shuts Down Mariners

The Cubs continued tuning up for the regular season against the Mariners Wednesday night in Peoria, Arizona. Zach Davies had another strong outing and a couple of outfielders fighting for a spot on the bench went deep in a Cubs win. (Box score)

Why the Cubs Won

Davies shut down the Mariners lineup and continued his solid spring.

Key Moment

Eric Sogard lined a two-run single up the middle off of Justin Dunn in the 3rd inning to give the Cubs a 3-1 lead. That was all they’d need.

Stats That Matter

  • Davies is firmly locked into the No. 2 spot in the rotation after a quality spring: 4.1 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 8 K, and 2 BB.
  • Jake Marisnick hit his fourth bomb of the spring (more like Rake Marisnick) as he pushes for a bench job.
  • Cameron Maybin also hit a homer as he fights for that same job.
  • Sogard had two hits as he keeps fighting for a roster spot.

Bottom Line

The pitching continues to look very good for the Cubs and there are just a handful of spring games left. Almost time to get this show on the road.

On Deck

The Cubs welcome the Los Angeles Dodgers to Sloan Park Thursday at 8:05pm CT for a game available on Marquee Sports.

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