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ChiCub 0 3 0 3 3 0 0 1 0 10 13 1
Col 1 4 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 8 12 2
Date of game: 3/23/2012

Recap: Colorado vs. Chicago Cubs

Scottsdale, AZ (Sports Network) - Geovany Soto hit a pair of two-run home runs and finished with five RBI as the Chicago Cubs downed the Colorado Rockies, 10-8, in Cactus League action.

Marlon Byrd added two doubles and two runs scored for the Cubs, while starter Jeff Samardzija got the win despite allowing seven runs on 10 hits in four innings.

Carlos Gonzalez had five RBI and a run scored for Colorado. Tyler Chatwood allowed nine runs -- eight earned -- on nine hits and a walk in 4 1/3 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.

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Pekovic out for remainder of season

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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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