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Chicago 12, Arizona 2

4/1/2004

MESA, Ariz. (AP) -- Sammy Sosa went 3-for-3, including his fourth
home run of the spring, and the Chicago Cubs roughed up Randy
Johnson and routed the Arizona Diamondbacks 12-2 Thursday.

Sosa also singled and doubled as the Cubs banged out 13 hits,
including homers by Todd Walker and Todd Hollandsworth.

Johnson, the Diamondbacks' opening day starter, pitched five
innings, giving up eight hits and nine runs, eight earned. He
walked one and struck out five.

"I just struggled out there, really I did, with all my
pitches," Johnson said. "Things weren't going my way today.
Overall, I'm pretty pleased with the way spring training went."

Non-roster pitcher Jimmy Anderson, fighting for a spot on the
big league club, worked five strong innings for the Cubs, allowing
three hits and one run, which was unearned.

Anderson lowered his ERA to 2.11. The 28-year-old left-hander
has pitched for Cincinnati and Pittsburgh, going 25-47 with a 5.43
ERA. This spring, he came to camp 30 pounds lighter than last year.

"He looked pretty good," Cubs manager Dusty Baker said. "It
looked like his sinker was better. Our only problem is that he's
not on the roster. But he's throwing the ball well."

Sosa homered off Johnson in the first, a high drive to deep
left-center.

In the third, the Cubs scored five runs. Mark Grudzielanek had
an RBI double, as did Aramis Ramirez. Derrek Lee drove in three
with his double to center.

Game notes
The Cubs signed LHP Glendon Rusch and INF-OF Damian Jackson
to minor league contracts and assigned them to Triple-A Iowa. Rusch
went to spring training with Texas as a non-roster player and was
told he would not make the big league club. Rusch, 29, has pitched
for Kansas City, the New York Mets and Milwaukee. He's 42-76
lifetime with a 5.11 ERA. Jackson, 30, was a non-roster invitee to
Colorado's camp. He has played for Cleveland, Cincinnati, San
Diego, Detroit and Boston.