Cubs vs. Arizona Diamondbacks at Wrigley Field
TV: Comcast SportsNet Monday and Tuesday; Channel 9 Wednesday
Radio: WGN 720-AM
Pitching matchups: The Cubs' Randy Wells (0-0) vs. Joe Saunders (0-0) Monday; Andrew Cashner (0-0) vs. TBA Tuesday; Ryan Dempster (0-1) vs. TBA Wednesday. All games begin at 1:20 p.m.
At a glance: The Cubs were 6-1 against the Diamondbacks last year, 3-1 at Wrigley Field. Arizona is the consensus pick to finish last in the NL West. Cashner will be making his first major-league start for the Cubs, and manager Mike Quade said Sunday he may back off Cashner's pitch count because he's not as stretched out as the other starters. Catcher Miguel Montero and second baseman Kelly Johnson are players to watch for Arizona. Former White Sox reliever J.J. Putz has 1 save for the D'Backs. Willie Bloomquist has 3 stolen bases. The D'Backs were snowed out at Colorado Sunday.
Next: Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park, Friday-Sunday
-- Bruce Miles