Extra bases

Extra bases

• Albert Almora, the Cubs' first-round pick in this year's First-Year Player Draft, made the most of his pro debut on Monday, hitting a home run in his first game. Almora was playing for Mesa in the Rookie League and hit a two-run shot in the fifth.

Jorge Soler, the Cuban outfielder who signed a nine-year contract with the team in June, hit his first home run on Sunday.

"Not a bad start," Sveum said.