ChiCub 0 0 1 0 1 2 3 0 0 7
Ari 0 0 3 0 1 0 1 0 0 5
Date of game: 3/11/2013

Recap: Arizona vs. Chicago Cubs

Scottsdale, AZ (Sports Network) - Welington Castillo hit a two-run homer and Darwin Barney knocked in a pair of runs as the Cubs eked by the Diamondbacks, 7-5, in spring training action.

Chicago's projected Opening Day starter, Jeff Samardzija, was touched for four runs on four hits over 4 2/3 innings, though he did hit a solo home run.

Adam Eaton and Didi Gregorius each went deep off Samardzija, while Trevor Cahill had a solid outing for Arizona, giving up one run on three hits while striking out five over four innings.

Game Notes

The Inside Line: Kyle Busch's chances of making the Chase

Kyle Busch won Sunday's road course race in Sonoma, California, but he still has a long way to go to become eligible for a spot in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship.

Extra Points: Bennett is far down on Seahawks' list

NFL players have a very short shelf life to make significant amounts of money so it's tough to fault anyone who has outperformed a contract when they go knocking on the door to ask for more.

Mackanin to remain Phillies interim manager

Pete Mackanin will remain interim manager of the Philadelphia Phillies for the remainder of the season, the team announced Tuesday.

Report: Thunder sign Singler to extension

The Oklahoma City Thunder have reportedly retained restricted free agent forward Kyle Singler with a five-year contract extension.

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