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ChiCub 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 5 10 1
Oak 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 5 8 3
Date of game: 3/20/2012

Recap: Oakland vs. Chicago Cubs

Phoenix, AZ (Sports Network) - Jonny Gomes hit a leadoff solo homer to spark a three-run bottom of the ninth inning that helped the Oakland Athletics earn a 5-5 tie with the Chicago Cubs in spring training Tuesday.

The A's trailed 5-2 entering the half-inning. After Gomes homered off Blake Parker, Cuban slugger Yoenis Cespedes doubled and Cedric Hunter knocked him in with a single.

Anthony Recker then grounded into a double play, but Adam Rosales walked and Kila Ka'aihue sent the game to an extra inning with a tying RBI double.

Parker threw a wild pitch that moved pinch runner Eric Sogard to third, then retired Cliff Pennington for the third out.

The Cubs stranded a runner at second base in the top of the 10th and the A's left two men on in the bottom of the inning when Cespedes grounded into a double play.

Earlier, Josh Vitters hit a leadoff single in the top of the ninth, went to second on a wild pitch and scored with two outs when Michael Brenly reached on a throwing error by Pennington to give the Cubs a 5-2 lead.

Ka'aihue had a solo homer for Oakland and starting pitcher Brandon McCarthy gave up four runs -- two earned -- on five hits in four innings.

Rodrigo Lopez allowed one run on three hits in five innings for the Cubs, striking out four.

Game Notes

Ray McDonald arrested, cut by Bears

Troubled defensive lineman Ray McDonald was released by the Chicago Bears Monday after being arrested on charges of domestic violence and child endangerment.

Brewers place Peralta on DL

Milwaukee Brewers right-handed pitcher Wily Peralta has landed on the 15-day disabled list with a strained oblique.

Cavs' Irving out for Game 3

Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving will miss Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals against Atlanta due to a lingering left knee injury.

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