Scott Van Slyke homered and doubled and Clayton Kershaw was in mid-season form as the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the rival Arizona Diamondbacks, 3-1, in the Opening Series and in the first baseball game played at Sydney Cricket Ground in 100 years.
Luis Valbuena hit two home runs and Chris Rusin pitched five scoreless innings for a 7-0 Chicago Cubs win over the Chicago White Sox on Friday afternoon.
Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro looks to return on Saturday after not playing since March 2 while Chris Rusin and Carlos Villanueva continue to battle for the fifth rotation spot.
Cubbies Crib: Luis Valbuena hits 2 HRs, Cubs win 7-0
Chicago Tribune: Castro looks to return Saturday
Chicago Sun-Times: A few things Cubs can do to spark fan interest
ESPN Chicago: Is it Rusin or Villanueva for 5th spot?
CSN Chicago: Cubs want to see a full season of The Junior Lake Show
Fox Sports: Tigers’ Bruce Rondon to have Tommy John surgery
CBS Sports: Twins’ Vance Worley, slumping this spring, placed on waivers
NBC Sports: Wanna see a picture of Aroldis Champman’s stapled head?