PHOENIX (AP) -
had four hits and three RBIs even though he had his first at-bat in the sixth inning, and the
in a 20-5 win over the
hit his first homer of spring training and
went 3-for-3 with two RBIs and scored two runs for Chicago.
and Bobby Scales each had three RBIs.
Eveland, the A's likely opening-day starter, gave up five runs in four innings. He allowed eight of the Cubs' 24 hits.
''I couldn't put guys away,'' Eveland said. ''I'd get ahead and then miss my spot and catch a lot of the plate.''
It was the second straight start in which Eveland was hit hard. The previous outing was in a minor league game. He said he
feels a sense of urgency to get better results as the start of the season nears.
''I have high expectations of myself this late in the spring,'' he said. ''I've got two more starts down here. I need to get
locked and ready to go for Game 1.''
, who is in the running for a spot in the A's rotation only got two outs while giving up eight hits and seven runs. He has
allowed 13 runs in 3 1-3 innings over his past two outings and has a 12.75 ERA this spring.
gave up a run and three hits in 4 1-3 innings. He got into a one-out bases-loaded jam in the fourth, but struck out
''It's nice to get into situations like that and get out of them, because you will have to do it in the regular season,''
got two outs to complete his first back-to-back appearances of the spring. He said he feels good about what he's done in his
effort to beat out
for the closer job. Manager
is expected to announce his closer this week.
''That's his decision,'' Gregg said. ''I'm just getting ready for opening day, doing what I do. Whenever he makes the decision,
it doesn't change what I'm doing here.''