• Tsuyoshi Wada did not have a good Spring Training, giving up nine runs on 14 hits over 9 2/3 innings. But the left-hander won his second straight decision Wednesday and has given up seven runs over 25 1/3 innings in his last four starts for a 2.49 ERA.
"This isn't a kid," Renteria said of the 33-year-old Wada. "He's a young man who has pitched effectively. He's gone out in his last few outings and shown everybody he's capable of getting big league hitters out and commanding the zone. That's what he went down to the Minor Leagues to work on."
• Anthony Rizzo has 11 first-pitch home runs, most in the Major Leagues. The Orioles' Nelson Cruz is second, with nine.
• Javier Baez is the first Cubs player to hit four home runs and have seven RBIs through his first nine career games since Carmelo Martinez did so in 1983.
• Mark Zagunis, the Cubs' third-round pick in the June First-Year Player Draft, was promoted from short-season Boise to Class A Kane County. In 41 games at Boise, Zagunis was batting .299 with two home runs and 27 RBIs. He was named to the Northwest League All-Star team.
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