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ChiCub 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 3 5 1
Oak 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 6 2
Date of game: 3/17/2012

Recap: Oakland vs. Chicago Cubs

Phoenix, AZ (Sports Network) - Seth Smith went 3-for-3 with two RBI as the Oakland Athletics took a 4-3 victory over the Chicago Cubs in Cactus League play.

Jonny Gomes scored twice while Brandon Allen drove in a run for the Athletics. Travis Schlichting went three innings in the start and gave up one run on two hits.

Geovany Soto hit a solo home run while Marlon Byrd and Starlin Castro each drove in a run for the Cubs. Paul Maholm gave up three unearned runs on two hits with two walks and three strikeouts over three innings.

Game Notes

Oklahoma RB Ford suspended indefinitely

Oklahoma running back Keith Ford has been suspended indefinitely for violating academic and team rules, Sooners coach Bob Stoops confirmed Monday.

NASCAR News
NASCAR changes qualifying format for Daytona, Talladega

Qualifying for NASCAR national touring series races at Daytona International Speedway and Talladega Superspeedway will no longer feature a pack of cars running together.

Mariners release P Correia

The Seattle Mariners granted pitcher Kevin Correia his unconditional release Monday, one day after assigning the veteran to minor league camp.

Pekovic out for remainder of season

Minnesota Timberwolves coach Flip Saunders announced that center Nikola Pekovic would miss the remainder of the season after sustaining an ankle injury in March.

Wild ink Hoffman, Palmquist

The Minnesota Wild agreed to terms on entry-level contracts with goaltender Brody Hoffman and defenseman Zach Palmquist on Monday.

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