- Bruce Levine, Chicago baseball beat reporter
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The good: Dempster became the first Cubs pitcher to go five innings this spring, getting his first win and allowing just two hits while striking out six White Sox batters. Pena’s first two-hit game included his first home run. The Cubs bullpen threw three shutout innings. Thomas Diamond, Sean Marshall and Scott Maine each pitched one inning.
Outside the box score: Todd Wellemeyer's quest to make the starting rotation was put on hold for one day due to a sore right hip. Wellemeyer is scheduled to pitch on Saturday in Mesa.
Up next: The Cubs play split-squad games against Cincinnati in Las Vegas on Saturday. Carlos Silva will try to get his act together after two horrendous outings to start the spring.
Ryan Dempster threw five innings and got the win over the White Sox.