5 key takeways from a Chicago Cubs win over Colorado where they scored 24 runs

The Chicago Cubs scored 24 runs on March 24. - [Ron Cogswell/Flickr]
The Chicago Cubs scored 24 runs on March 24. - [Ron Cogswell/Flickr]

The Cubs offense exploded on Sunday (March 24) against the Padres in their latest victory.

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Minor leaguers went off

The Cubs scored 24 runs, despite the fact that Anthony Rizzo, Kris Bryant, Javier Baez, Willson Contreras, and most of the Opening Day regulars sat out. Addison Russell was the only Cubs starter to play on Sunday and he won't be starting for the first 40 games of the season.

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David Bote has done all he can

While there are still some doubters of David Bote, he's had the kind of spring that should warrant him getting at-bats come the regular season. He went 4-for-5 on Sunday, hitting a double, driving in a run, and scoring three times. He's hitting .439 as the spring winds down.

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Newest Cub: So far, so good

Tim Collins was acquired earlier Sunday as Chicago DFA'd Brian Duensing. It's hard to know what to make of Collins, but in his first game as a Southsider, he pitched a scoreless inning and struck out one batter.

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