ChiCub 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 3
Oak 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Date of game: 7/3/2013

Recap: Oakland vs. Chicago Cubs

Oakland, CA (Sports Network) - Trade rumors don't seem be bothering Cubs starter Matt Garza, as the righty spun eight strong innings of one-run ball to lead Chicago past the Oakland Athletics, 3-1, on Wednesday.

It was the fourth consecutive excellent outing from Garza (4-1), who may be the top available arm come the trade deadline. He allowed just four hits and three walks while striking out five.

"Its as good as I've seen him I think in two years really," said Cubs manager Dale Sveum.

Garza has been charged with only three runs over his last 30 innings of work. Kevin Gregg finished off his outing with a scoreless ninth for his 14th save.

Luis Valbuena hit a solo homer, Alfonso Soriano knocked in a run and Brian Bogusevic contributed an RBI double among his two hits to help Chicago bounce back from a tough 8-7 loss in this series opener.

Bartolo Colon (11-3) was an unlucky loser as he saw his eight-game winning streak come to an end. He yielded just two runs, but served up nine hits over seven full frames.

Brandon Moss provided the only offense with a solo homer for Oakland, which had won five its last six games coming in.

A two-out wild pitch in the first came back to bite Colon, with Soriano plating Starlin Castro from second with an RBI single to center to open up a 1-0 lead for Chicago.

Valbuena doubled the Cubs' edge in the third with a solo blast in the third.

Garza hung a breaking ball on Moss's two-out homer in the fourth, but scattered just a pair of singles and two walks over the remainder of his start to keep the advantage.

"We just had a tough time figuring out Garza," said Oakland manger Bob Melvin.

Back-to-back doubles from Dioner Navarro and Bogusevic in the eighth off reliever Sean Doolittle provided the Cubs with an insurance run and a 3-1 lead.

John Jaso worked a two-out walk in the ninth and then swiped second, but Gregg stranded him by striking out Josh Reddick to end the game.

Game Notes

Valbuena, Castro and Navarro each scored a run and had two hits for the Cubs, who totaled 12 hits for the game ... Oakland was 0-for-5 with runners in scoring position ... Prior to the contest, the Cubs added recent acquisition pitchers Matt Guerrier and Pedro Strop to the 25-man roster, designated pitcher Shawn Camp for assignment and optioned Tuesday's spot starter Chris Rusin to Triple-A Iowa.

Dorm Report: Fresno State free fall

This time last year, Fresno State football was at the start of something good, but the Bulldogs have lost their bite here in 2014.

NASCAR News
Elliott, Smith take Nationwide points battle to Kentucky

After Kentucky, Nationwide will join Sprint Cup at Dover, Kansas and Charlotte and then take two weeks off before it rejoins Cup at Texas, Phoenix and Homestead.

Giroux hurt as Flyers open camp

Philadelphia Flyers captain Claude Giroux is expected to be sidelined approximately two weeks after suffering an undisclosed lower-body injury on the first day of training camp.

Latest Sports Photos
Latest Sports Photos
0 Votes
a skydiver was injured when attempting to land in a pre game show at the Lookouts opening game on 4/3/2014

0 Votes
SEC Champions Alabama created by artist Ben Teeter S/N C.O.A. available for the dedicated Alabama fan!

1 Vote
first catch of the season looks like a good year

0 Votes
Gina McLeroy Spring City, TN

0 Votes
Our Son Brandon McLeroy MTSU Football 2011 Gina McLeroy Spring City TN

1 Vote
this is James Howard telling Gracie what to do.

0 Votes
Riverbend fun!

0 Votes
I nees a four letter word for the outside layer of a tree.

0 Votes
Cameron is a rising athlete. He has a God given talent for the game of football. This picture is of him stopping the ball carrier in our game in the ...

1 Vote
Our Lookout Valley 9/10 year old team went to a tournament in Knoxville called The Battle of the Rocky Top. They went throught the tournament undefeated and won the championship ...
Featured Partners
www.eastridgeretirementcenter.com
The newly modeled East Ridge Residence is a must see with its spacious comfortable apartments. Plus, 3 delicious meals daily, geriatric physician, home healthcare services and fun festive activities. Schedule your visit today!
www.ameripriseadvisors.com/james.m.scotchie
Together we can make a confident retirement possible. Simply click to get started with your private wealth advisor. Talk to Jimmy Scotchie, Certified Financial Planner.
www.comcast.com/cable-internet-packages.html
Get started at $79.99 a month for 12 months. Plus, get a $75 VISA® Prepaid card.
 
Supermarket Guru
From The Archives
Scenic City Roots
Through Irish Eyes
Brand News
Prime Mashup
What's Trending
Megan Wise Goes Outside
Stay Connected with WDEF News 12
 
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.