Hellickson strong, Goldy locked in at Chase Field

Towering home run from Goldschmidt, Trumbo's 2-RBI night propel D-backs

Hellickson strong, Goldy locked in at Chase Field

PHOENIX -- In his final tuneup before the start of the season, right-hander Jeremy Hellickson pitched five quality innings as the D-backs beat the Cubs, 5-1, on Friday night at Chase Field.

The two teams will wrap up the exhibition season Saturday afternoon.

The D-backs got on the board in the first inning when Mark Trumbo singled home Chris Owings. The Cubs would have been out of the inning before Trumbo's hit, but second baseman Tommy La Stella mishandled David Peralta's grounder for an error.

Trumbo's RBI single

The Cubs tied the score in the third when pitcher Travis Wood pinch-hit and smacked a leadoff homer to left-center.

The D-backs took the lead for good in the bottom half of the inning when Paul Goldschmidt led off with a homer to left that landed in the outdoor seating section of Friday's Front Row Sports Grill.

Hellickson allowed one run on five hits over five innings to pick up the win.

Edwin Jackson, who found out earlier in the day he will open the season in the Cubs' bullpen, started and tossed one inning.

Former D-backs catcher Miguel Montero, who was dealt to the Cubs in December, pinch-hit in the fifth and received a nice ovation from the crowd.

Montero's generous gesture

Trumbo went 2-for-3 with a pair of RBIs for the D-backs.

Up next: The D-backs are taking their final roster decisions down to the wire as they wrap up the exhibition season Saturday with a 1:10 p.m. MST contest against the Cubs (watch free on MLB.TV). Trevor Cahill had been scheduled to start, but the right-hander was dealt Thursday to the Braves. Left-hander Vidal Nuno, who will open the season in the bullpen, gets the starting nod Saturday.

Steve Gilbert is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Inside the D-backs, and follow him on Twitter @SteveGilbertMLB. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.