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Friday’s recap: Cubs 3, Angels 2; Indians 7, Cubs 2

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FILE - In a Saturday, July 27, 2013 file photo, Dr. Frank Jobe, known for the development of the historic elbow procedure known as ìTommy John Surgery,î speaks as he is honored during a ceremony at Doubleday Field in Cooperstown, N.Y. Jobe, a pioneer in the field of sports medicine, died Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014 in Santa Monica after being hospitalized recently with an undisclosed illness, according to a spokesman for the Los Angeles Dodgers. He was 88. (AP Photo/Mike Groll, File) ORG XMIT: NY161

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Updated: March 8, 2014 12:00AM



CUBS 3, ANGELS 2

INDIANS 7, CUBS 2

Prospect punch

Kris Bryant belted an opposite-field homer off Carlos Carrasco for the Cubs’ only runs in the home half of their split-squad afternoon. And outfield prospect Jorge Soler tripled home the go-ahead run with two outs to cap a two-run, ninth-inning rally against the Angels that began with Albert Almora’s single.

Happy returns

Right-hander James McDonald, who complained of fatigue in his first start exactly one week earlier, returned to the mound Friday to pitch two scoreless innings against the Angels.

The fast and injurious

Choosing to spend his three-inning start working exclusively on fastballs, Edwin Jackson had hit-and-miss results — mostly hit, as in two hit batters and four hits allowed, including Mike Aviles’ two-run homer two batters into the game. ‘‘I really wasn’t worried about results. I really wasn’t worried about runs,” he said. “It was just to see where I was throwing all fastballs and see what happens, staying aggressive with hitters.’’

Future glimpse

When Dan Vogelbach took over at first in the top of the seventh against the Indians, the Cubs’ infield included four of their top nine prospects: from left to right, Bryant, Javy Baez, Arismendy Alcantara and Vogelbach.

Russell on tap

Lefty James Russell, who was backed off his spring routine the second week of camp, is scheduled Saturday to work his first bullpen side session since then. He hopes that leads to a Cactus League debut next week.

On deck

Cubs at Reds, Goodyear, 2:05 p.m., cubs.com (audio), Jason Hammel vs. Alfredo Simon.

— Gordon Wittenmyer



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