Mar 15, 2010 10:35 PM

Rox beat Cubs in Cactus action

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - The game took less time than the Chicago Cubs' adventurous bus ride.

The usual two-hour trip from Mesa turned into a 3½-hour ordeal when Chicago's bus broke down on the highway. The Rockies needed just over two hours - short by Cactus League standards - to beat the Cubs 5-2 on Monday.

Starting pitcher Carlos Zambrano was lucky - his cousin was following the bus in a car, so they drove with catcher Koyie Hill to the park.

Zambrano surrendered one run and five hits in four innings. He also helped himself with an RBI double.

Jeff Francis lasted four innings and gave up two runs. The Rockies lefty is working his way back into shape after missing last season following arthroscopic surgery on his pitching shoulder.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)




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