MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Anthony Rizzo doubled twice Friday in the Chicago Cubs’ 7-4 victory over a Cincinnati Reds split-squad team Friday.
Rizzo went 2 for 2 with a walk, scored twice and raised his Cactus League batting average from .182 to .308.
John Lackey, making his first start of spring training, gave up three runs and five hits in three innings for the Cubs. He walked one and struck out four.
Reds starter Robert Stephenson, a first-round pick in 2011, went three innings and gave up three hits and two runs.
Cubs catcher Miguel Montero hit his second homer of the spring, a two-run blast in the fourth that broke a 3-3 tie. Backup catcher Tim Federowicz added a homer in the bottom of the eighth.
Jose Peraza went 3 for 4 with a homer for the Reds. Adam Duvall hit a single that scored two runs in the third for the Reds.
DH Dan Vogelbach hit a solo shot for the Cubs in the second inning.