4/4 This and that
* The Cubs are 52-46-1 in 99 home openers at Wrigley Field.
* Dating to 1976, the Cubs have played 139 home/Chicago openers in their National League history, and are 78-59-2.
* On Saturday, Jeff Samardzija faces lefty Cliff Lee in Game 2 of the three-game series. Expect Mike Olt and Junior Lake in the lineup.