St. Louis Cardinals
Lackey allowed one run and struck out 10 in 7 2/3 innings.
Jake Arrieta opposes John Lackey at Busch Stadium this afternoon.
Anthony Rizzo homered and had three RBIs.
Jon Lester opposes Lance Lynn at Busch Stadium tonight.
Pinch-hitter Mark Reynolds doubled off the wall in center field to snap a tie in the sixth inning.
“I like our group versus their group a lot,” Maddon says.
Kyle Hendricks opposes Tyler Lyons tonight at Busch Stadium.
Tony Cruz hit a tiebreaking two-run double in the seventh inning.
Travis Wood opposes Carlos Martinez tonight at Busch Stadium.
The Cubs picked up their first win of the season behind a strong outing from Jake Arrieta.
Jake Arrieta takes the mound today for the Cubs, first pitch at 1:20.
The game won’t be made up this week.
In reality, new Cubs ace Jon Lester was making his last spring training start, as opposed to his first outing of the 2015 regular season on Sunday evening.
Opening Night was thwarted by the Cubs’ rival and was a reminder to stay patient.
Adam Wainwright threw six innings of shutout baseball.
Come Sunday, we can turn out attention to what we cherish: meaningful baseball.
Carlos Martinez will be expected to step up for the Cardinals.
Chicago opens the season April 5 against St. Louis at Wrigley Field.
St. Louis has already acquired reliever Jordan Walden.
The Cubs will open against the Cardinals on ESPN2.