Chicago Cubs Score and Recap (3/26/21): Cubs 5, Giants 5 – Joc Jams Two Homers in Tie Game

The Cubs kicked off their final weekend of Cactus League play against the Giants Friday. Joc Pederson continued his monster camp with two more home runs in an eventual tie game. (Box score)

Why the Cubs Tied

Isn’t spring training a blast? There won’t be any ties starting Thursday.

Key Moment

Joc Peterson took lefty Jose Alvarez deep for his second two-run homer of the game to give the Cubs a 5-3 lead.

Stats That Matter

  • Kyle Hendricks was a bit shaky early but locked in after an Austin Slater homer: 4.1 IP, 3 R, 5 H, 4 K, and 0 BB. His next outing is Opening Day at Wrigley.
  • Pederson continues to rake this spring after hitting his seventh home run. He’s slashing an impressive .366/.426/.951 in Cactus League play.
  • Pedro Strop looked very sharp in one inning of work.

Bottom Line

Pederson looks great, Hendricks is ready to go, and there are only six days until the games actually count.

On Deck

The Cubs head to Goodyear on Saturday to take on the Reds at 8:05pm CT. The game can be heard via the Reds radio network through MLB TV.

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