Masahiro Tanaka threw eight innings of shutout baseball.
Chicago starter Jason Hammel allowed just one run in 6 2/3 innings.
Travis Wood will start the Cubs’ home opener on April 4 against the Phillies.
Samardzija isn’t worried about the inclement weather that may await in Pittsburgh.
The youngsters have been sent back down, giving us a better idea of what lies ahead.
This helps make room for right-hander Jason Hammel.
Anthony Rizzo has breakout potential, but not much is expected from the rest of the squad.
The Cubs have taken a step toward solidifying their rotation.
Adam Dunn and Conor Gillaspie homered while John Danks pitched into the eighth inning to help the Chicago White Sox snap the Baltimore Orioles’ four-game winning streak with a 5-2 victory Tuesday night.
Jason Hammel struck out 10 and closer Jim Johnson fanned Alex Rios with the bases loaded Thursday to preserve the Baltimore Orioles’ 5-3 win over the Chicago White Sox.