Wood brings lumber off bench on bullpen night

Jackson works 1 inning after learning he will open season in long-relief role

Wood brings lumber off bench on bullpen night

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.

Edwin Jackson, who found out earlier in the day he will open the season in the bullpen, started and tossed one inning as the Cubs took a relief approach, using eight pitchers.

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.

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.

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 Cubs wrap up their spring schedule Saturday with a final exhibition game against the D-backs at Chase Field. Wood and Kyle Hendricks, who will be Nos. 4-5 in the Cubs' rotation, will each get some work in the game. The lineup will feature Cubs Minor League players because the Major League team will be headed to Chicago to get settled before the season opener Sunday night against the Cardinals. Saturday's game will be broadcast on WGN-TV and Cubs.com, starting at 3:10 p.m. CT (watch free on MLB.TV).

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.