(Mesa, AZ) -- Javier Baez and Justin Ruggiano each had two hits but the Cubs suffered a 5-3 loss to the Royals yesterday in Mesa. Edwin Jackson surrendered a run on three hits in two innings to start the game. The Cubs face the Brewers today in Maryvale.
Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro left yesterday's game after the first inning with a mild hamstring strain. He was hurt sliding into second base on a steal attempt. Castro had treatment but says he should be alright after a few days off.