Hendricks solid for Cubs in 3-3 tie with Athletics
Chicago Cubs' Jeimer Candelario, left, is congratulated after hitting a solo home run against the Oakland Athletics during the first inning of a spring training baseball game in Mesa, Ariz., Sunday, March 13, 2016. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
MESA, Ariz. (AP) Kyle Hendricks allowed one hit in four scoreless innings in the Chicago Cubs' return to their former HoHoKam Stadium spring home, but the Oakland Athletics rallied for three runs in the ninth for a 3-3 tie Sunday.
Hendricks gave up only a two-out double to Billy Butler in the second inning. He finished with five strikeouts and a walk.
The Cubs scored twice in the first. Anthony Rizzo hit the first pitch of the game by Jesse Hahn for a double and came around to score on a wild pitch. Jeimer Candelario's two-out home run made it 2-0. John Andreoli hit a solo homer in the seventh.
The A's tied it in the ninth on run-scoring singles by Franklin Barreto and Tyler Ladendorf and a sacrifice fly by Matt Olson.