SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Jake Arrieta left the game in the first inning with a blister and Madison Bumgarner left in the fourth as the Chicago Cubs outlasted the San Francisco Giants 16-14 on Thursday night.
The four-hour game had a combined 33 hits, three each by the Cubs Dexter Fowler and the Giants Joe Panik.
Kris Bryant drove in three, Fowler, Jason Heyward and Anthony Rizzo each had a pair of RBIs for the Cubs.Hunter Pence hit his sixth homer and drove in a pair. Denard Span and Angel Pagan each drove in two runs. Matt Duffy, Brandon Crawford and Brandon Belt also drove in runs.
Arrieta recorded one out and gave up five runs before departing with a blister on his right thumb. Bumgarner allowed five runs in 3⁄ innings.
Bumgarner was happy with his effort, except for the five runs on eight hits. He walked three and struck out three.
“I was glad to get the walks out of the way,” he deadpanned.
Overall, though, Bumgarner said he was happy to get getting his pitch count into the 80s.
“At this point in the spring, you want to get your arm in game shape and get ready to go,” he said. “It’s not ideal throwing 80 pitches in four innings but it was a good workout.”
Bumgarner also said a brief encounter with Heyward was much ado about nothing.
“I thought he was looking at me, but he said he wasn’t,” Bumgarner said. “I think he was looking at second and might have been a little upset. He has to be a little more discreet than that.”
Heyward said it was a misunderstanding.
“This has happened before,” Heyward said. “Bumgarner threw me a great pitch and I knew I was out no matter what. I was looking at Dexter to see if it was a ball or strike. Then I see Buster Posey come into my view and I thought ‘oh, oh, this doesn’t look good.’ I wasn’t trying to show anybody up. There was no tipping of pitches and I’m not going to show up a teammate.”
Fowler said he nodded his head, which Heyward, who was looking for a more obvious sign, missed.
“The next time I’m going to do this (shoving his arm out full length with a thumbs up),” Fowler said. “Or this (turning his thumb down).”