MESA, Ariz. — Matt Szczur keyed a three-run second inning for the World Series champions, Charcer Burks hit a solo homer in front of 14,929 fans and a Chicago Cubs split-squad beat the Oakland Athletics 4-3 Saturday.
Burks also had a diving catch in left field with two on and one out in the eighth inning.
Matt Joyce hit a solo home run in his first game with Oakland and Matt Chapman tied it 3-all with a two-run drive in the fourth.
A’s starter Jesse Hahn allowed three runs, all in the second, including a two-run single by Szczur that deflected off the pitcher’s glove.
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