Tuesday's recap: Cubs 5, Giants 4

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This is a 2012 photo of Brett Jackson of the Chicago Cubs baseball team. This image reflects the Cubs’ active roster as of Monday, Feb. 27, 2012, when this image was taken in Mesa, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York)


Position watch

Pitcher Chris Volstad is one of five Cubs pitchers fighting for two openings in the starting rotation and continued to show on Tuesday that he could be a front-runner. Acquired from the Marlins in the Carlos Zambrano deal, Volstad threw three more scoreless innings and has not allowed a run in six innings pitched this spring.

The kids

The Cubs have maintained that Brett Jackson and Anthony Rizzo are the future, and that future doesn’t include making the team come April, but both continued to impress on Tuesday. Jackson singled and stole a base, hitting .385 this spring, while Rizzo homered and was hitting .357 in Cactus League play.

A step back

Andy Sonnanstine had his name in the hat for an outside shot at a starting job, but can still factor into the bullpen for the Cubs. Not doing what he did on Tuesday, however, as the right-hander allowed three runs on five hits in his one inning of work.

On deck

Milwaukee at Cubs, 3:05 p.m., cubs.com. Now auditioning for a starting spot: Randy Wells.

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