Extra bases

Extra bases

• The Cubs have played regular season games in 113 different ballparks, and this year, they will play their first games ever in Oakland, Tuesday-Thursday. Manager Dale Sveum grew up in Richmond, Calif., just outside of Oakland.

"It's always nice going back there," he said. "Hopefully, the clubhouse is fixed. That wasn't pretty. I was talking to [Seattle manager Eric Wedge], and they were there when it happened and it was disgusting."

The Mariners and Athletics had to share a clubhouse postgame because of problems with the septic system at O.co Coliseum.

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