Spring training

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PEORIA, Ariz. — One of the reasons behind Jon Lester’s success over his decorated nine-year career was on display Monday, even as the left-hander was roughed up by San Diego.

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GLENDALE, Ariz. -- The population of his hometown is only 40,000, but Nolan Sanburn has designs to become its third current major leaguer and seventh overall.

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TEMPE, Ariz. — Brad Penny allowed five hits but only one run in 3 2/3 innings against the Los Angeles Angels on Saturday afternoon.

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PHOENIX — With two candidates knocked out due to injuries, Edwin Jackson has a little less competition as he aims to win a spot in the Cubs’ starting rotation.

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