Final

Diamondbacks 2

(14-16, 7-9 away)

Cubs 12

(15-15, 11-4 home)

    3:05 PM ET, April 1, 2004

    HoHoKam Park, Mesa, Arizona 

    R H E
    ARI - -
    CHC - -

    Chicago 12, Arizona 2

    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.

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