Cole Hamels gave up 1 unearned run over 5 innings in his Chicago Cubs debut and Wilson Contreras had 3 hits including a homerun as the Cubs beat the Pirates 9-2.
Rookie Tyler O’Neill hit a tiebreaking pinch single in the 6th inning and 5 rookie relievers allowed just 1 run over 6 ? innings as the Cardinals beat the Rockies 6-3.
The Royals pounded the the White Sox 10-5.
On Friday the Fighting Illini football team will take the field at 3pm for it’s first official practice. Training camp will take place at the Campus Rec Fields and is open to the pubic and free to attend.