Nov. 5 Cubs Recap

Arismendy Alcantara hit his first homer of the Dominican Winter League helping Licey to a 7-3 win. It we a tough night for starting pitchers Dallas Beeler (AFL) and Yoanner Negrin (VWL). Newly acquired relief pitcher Daniel Bard made his debut in the PWL but failed to retire any of the four hitters he faced.

Arizona Fall League

It was a rough outing for Dallas Beeler as the right-hander was charged with seven unearned runs in 2.2 IP. Beeler allowed a pair of infield singles, a bloop hit down the left field line, and a Baltimore over the third baseman's head in the second. Throw in a walk, and two Mesa errors and Salt River scored seven times. Beeler walked two and fanned one in his 67-pitch outing. Albert Almora (.283) singled in the first inning but was hitless in his final three at-bats in Mesa's 8-0 loss. Jorge Soler (.266) went 0-3.

Venezuelan Winter League

Yoanner Negrin (3-1 4.03 ERA) has his toughest outing of the VWL as seven of the 15 hitters he faced reached base in Caracas' 9-5 loss to Caribes. The right-hander allowed five runs on five hits and two walks, and didn't make it out of the third inning. He surrendered a two-run homer in the second and three more runs in the third, after loading the bases. Negrin threw 55 pitches, 32 for strikes. Loiger Padron (1-0 2.45 ERA) worked a scoreless inning for Caracas, allowing a hit with two strikeouts.

Dominican Winter League

Arismendy Alcantara smacked his first DWL homer helping Licey to a 7-3 12-inning win over Toros. Alcantara had a quality plate appearance in the second, fouling off a 3-2 pitch, before drawing a walk. The second baseman dropped a routine infield fly ball in the third but made up for the blunder in his next at-bat with a line drive solo homer over the right field wall. He grounded out to second in the 7th, struck out in the 9th, and was lifted for a pinch hitter in the 12th. Julio Borbon added a RBI double in Licey's four-run 12 inning. He pinch-hit with the bases loaded with two outs in the 6th but flied out to left. He stayed in the game and played right field ending 1-4 with a RBI. Toros LHP Jeffry Antigua (0-0 5.79) got the final out in the top of the 12th.

Mexican Pacific Winter League

Christian Villanueva was 0-4 with a pair of strikeouts in Obregon's 10-2 loss to Guasave.

Marcus Hatley allowed a three-run homer in the bottom of the 8th but Culiacan held on for the 5-4 win over Los Mochis. Hatley (0-1 2.89) recorded two outs, one on strikes.

Puerto Rican Winter League

Cubs newly acquired relief pitcher Daniel Bard made his debut on Tuesday for Caguas but failed to retire a batter and was charged with two runs. Of the four hitters he faced, he walked one and hit the other three before being removed.

SS Edwin Maysonet (.125) went 0-2 before being lifted for a pinch hitter in Santurce's 8-4 loss to Caguas.

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