Gomes HR sparks rally for Oakland against Cubs
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
PHOENIX (AP) -- Jonny Gomes homered to start a three-run rally in the ninth, and the Oakland Athletics tied a Chicago Cubs' split squad 5-5 in 10 innings Tuesday.
Kila Ka'ahilue homered and doubled for the A's, playing their final spring training home game before heading to Japan for a season-opening, two-game series against Seattle in Tokyo next week.
Tony Campana doubled and scored, and Joe Mather and Alfredo Amezaga each had RBI singles for the Cubs.
Brandon McCarthy, in his final prep for his opening-day start, gave up four runs -- two earned -- five hits and three walks in four innings. The right-hander has a torn middle fingernail on his pitching hand.
Cubs starter Rodrigo Lopez allowed one run and three hits in five innings with four strikeouts.