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Rusin strong as Cubs top Mets 6-3...Indians beat Cubs 3-2 in split-squad game

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Chris Rusin threw four scoreless innings, while Donnie Murphy, Daniel Vogelbach, and Arismendy Alcantara each homered to lead the Chicago Cubs to a 6-3 victory over the New York Mets with both teams playing with split squads Sunday.

     Rusin, who started for the fourth time this spring, allowed only a second-inning single while walking none and striking out one.

     Chicago jumped out to a 5-0 lead thanks in part to a first-inning throwing error by Mets second baseman Anthony Seratelli in the top of the first, scoring Ryan Kalish and Murphy, who later homered in the third. Ryan Sweeney had an RBI single to center, scoring Kalish in the fourth.

     Andrew Brown hit a two-run homer for the Mets in the sixth inning, cutting the Cubs' lead to 5-3. Zach Lutz homered an inning earlier.

     Mets starter Jenrry Mejia took the loss, allowing three runs.

     Indians beat Cubs 3-2 in split-squad game

     MESA, Ariz. (AP) - Justin Masterson struck out eight in five scoreless innings, leading the Cleveland Indians to a 3-2 victory over the Chicago Cubs in a split-squad game on Sunday.

     Masterson allowed two hits and walked none. He is slated to start on opening day.

     The Indians got to Travis Wood for two runs and three hits in the first inning. But the left-hander rebounded with four scoreless innings after the shaky start.

     Wood allowed four hits, struck out eight and walked none.

     Carlos Santana hit his second spring homer for Cleveland.

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