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Topeka Capital-Journal Mar 29, 2015

Cubs hammer Royals, 7-0

SURPRISE, Ariz. — Miguel Montero, Matt Szczur and Junior Lake homered, leading Edwin Jackson and the Chicago Cubs to a 7-0 exhibition win over the Kansas City Royals on Sunday. Jackson allowed one hit and struck out three in 42/3 innings. The right-hander was hit hard in his previous outing after he had trouble finding Oakland’s spring ballpark. Jackson is competing for the last spot in the Cubs’ rotation after going 6-15 with a 6.33 ERA last season. read more

Jackson awaits word on role

SURPRISE, Ariz. – Sounding Zen-like and wearing a Spiritual Gangster (yoga) t-shirt Chicago Cubs pitcher Edwin Jackson once again discussed his situation with the team after his spring start on Sunday. Having rebounded from an awful outing five days earlier, Jackson gave up just one hit in 4.2 innings to the Kansas City Royals Sunday but his demeanor wasn’t that different than it was on Tuesday when he got lost finding Hohokam Park and then got rocked by the Oakland Athletics.
Oakland Tribune Mar 25, 2015

Cubs' Edwin Jackson drives to wrong stadium

Chicago Cubs pitcher Edwin Jackson misses his start after initially driving to the wrong stadium, then finds right ballpark and gets pounded

Joe Maddon on Edwin Jackson getting lost: 'I wasn't happy with it'

MESA, Ariz. -- Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon wasn't happy pitcher Edwin Jackson was late for his scheduled start against the Oakland Athletics on Tuesday after Jackson got lost finding Hohokam Park in Mesa just miles from where the Cubs currently train. "That was not good," Maddon said Wednesday afternoon. "You have a lot of time to prepare and understand where you're going as a major league person." Jackson went to Oakland's old spring home in Phoenix, blaming Google maps for the mistake, before realizing he was in the wrong place.

Kris Bryant, Edwin Jackson headed in opposite directions

MESA, Ariz. – Business and baseball collided on Tuesday at Hohokam Park where Kris Bryant hit his spring leading ninth home run of the month while pitcher Edwin Jackson arrived late to the park -- then left the mound early -- after surrendering eight runs on nine hits in just 1.2 innings. As you know by now, though it’s only for a matter of a few games, Bryant could start the season at Triple-A Iowa so the Cubs can gain an additional full year of his employment later in his career.

Edwin Jackson late to the park and lost on the mound

MESA, Ariz. -- This could only happen to Edwin Jackson, right? Fighting for his roster spot on the Chicago Cubs as spring training winds down, Jackson was late for his scheduled start against Oakland on Tuesday because he got lost getting to Hohokam Park in Mesa where the Athletics play their games. "I typed in Oakland Athletics spring training complex and it took me to the old one," Jackson said. "I know it was crazy." Jackson arrived at Phoenix Municipal Stadium only to find there was no game.

Cubs hurlers Jackson, Hendricks on opposite paths

MESA, Ariz. -- It’s as if the two Chicago Cubs pitchers picked up where they left off last year. Edwin Jackson couldn’t make the big pitch, while Kyle Hendricks did. The results in their first spring-training outings were drastically different. Jackson started Monday and pitched two innings against the San Diego Padres. He gave up four runs on four hits, including a three-run home run by Will Middlebrooks. None of the runs were earned -- in part because of an atrocious throwing error by Jackson himself -- but that doesn’t matter.

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