Smith has three hits for A's in 4-3 win over Cubs
Seth Smith had a two-run double among his three hits, and the Oakland Athletics scored three unearned runs off Paul Maholm in the first inning and beat the Chicago Cubs 4-3 in a game between split squads Saturday.
Maholm allowed three runs - none earned - on two hits, walking two and striking out three. A's starter Travis Schlichting, making his first start after three relief appearances in spring training, allowed a run on two hits in three innings.
Soto added a double, but teammate Marlon Byrd was thrown out at home on the sixth-inning hit.