Talk about tough. Cubs outfielder Reed Johnson was hit by a pitch on his right hand in the first inning Saturday, yet stayed in the game and made two perfect throws for two outfield assists. Teammate Ryan Dempster appreciated Johnson’s efforts.
“It was a grind out there today but I got through it,” said Dempster, who gave up four runs on eight hits and three walks over six innings. “Plus, I had Reed Johnson throwing everybody out.”
Johnson left the ballpark with a precautionary ice pack on his right hand.
— Carrie Muskat