It would have been a good game if the Cubs had amassed more than five base runners (and just two hits). As it was, Travis Wood pitched very well, and we got to see the two new relievers in action. Pedro Strop threw a scoreless frame, and Matt Guerrier technically did not allow an earned run despite giving up two hits and two walks.
Unfortunately, it took only one run for the A’s to win, and it scored in a very bummer-inducing fashion.
More From Bleacher Nation