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Mesa,  AZ  (SportsNetwork.com) - Mike  Olt's two-out,  two-run home run in the 
bottom  of the  eighth inning  proved  to be  the difference  Tuesday, as  the 
Chicago Cubs edged the Oakland Athletics, 6-4, in spring training action. 

Olt  entered the game  as a pinch-hitter in the eighth and stroked a 1-0 pitch 
over  the left-field wall. Albert Almora, who smacked an RBI single earlier in 
the frame to break a 3-3 tie, also scored on Olt's first homer of the spring. 

Justin  Ruggiano  clubbed a  two-run shot  and finished  with three RBI, while 
Anthony  Rizzo added  two hits and scored  twice for the Cubs, who saw starter 
Kyle Hendricks allow one run on one hit and three walks over two innings. 

Brandon Moss and Josh Reddick each registered two hits and an RBI for the A's. 
Oakland starter Tommy Milone gave up three runs on five hits in three frames. 

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