Jackson slated to make next start vs. Rockies

Jackson slated to make next start vs. Rockies

CHICAGO -- Cubs pitcher Edwin Jackson, who had to leave Thursday's game because of cramping in his right hand, was feeling fine on Friday, and he's not expected to miss his next start.

Jackson was lifted after the first two batters reached in the sixth inning against the Padres. For the game, he gave up five runs (four earned) on seven hits, walked one and struck out four.

Manager Rick Renteria said Jackson had some spasms in his right hand late Thursday, but he was 100 percent on Friday. The problem may have been dehydration.

Jackson took the loss in Thursday's 13-3 defeat to the Padres, and he is now 0-3 with a 7.27 ERA in five July starts. His next start is scheduled for Tuesday against the Rockies at Wrigley Field.

Carrie Muskat is a reporter for MLB.com. She writes a blog, Muskat Ramblings, and you can follow her on Twitter @CarrieMuskat. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.