Jeff Samardzija like what he’s seen in Chicago Cubs camp this year, saying a new “attitude” in the clubhouse should lead to improved play on the field.

“It’s been great,” he said. “I couldn’t even tell you our record to tell you the truth, but I’ve noticed from the games I’ve watched and here at home in the ones I’ve pitched in, this team has a totally different attitude.

“You see our lineup from top to bottom, guys playing the game the right way, they’re having a team approach. I think it’s going to pay off huge for us. You’ve got guys like (David) DeJesus and (Nate) Schierholtz and those guys who come out and play the game every day. They don’t complain. They work hard. And that’s what it’s all about.

“Now we’ve got to go out and find ways to win games. That’s the good thing about this lineup and this team -- we don’t have any ‘me’ guys out there. That’s what it takes to get that extra run across, or tie the game up in the ninth. You need that stuff to win ballgames in the big leagues.”

Samardzija looked sharp Tuesday night in his final tune-up before opening day, allowing one run over five innings in an 11-1 loss to Cincinnati before 9,388 at Hohokam Stadium.

Samardzija struck out five and gave up five hits, ending his spring with a 3.51 earned-run average in six Cactus League starts. He also made a start in a minor league “B” game against Texas.

The only run Samardzija gave up came on an RBI single by Emmanuel Burriss. Todd Frazier homered off Hisonori Takahashi in the seventh, and after Steve Clevenger’s RBI double sliced the deficit in half, the Reds poured it on.

Manager Dale Sveum pulled Samardzija back a little bit in his final outing, after the right-hander threw six innings last week against Seattle.

“He’s just picking up where he left off,” Sveum said of Samardzija’s spring. “The bad outings he’s had have been (because of his lack of) fastball command. He knows when he does use his velocity, he still can’t throw it down the middle of the plate. He’s still got to be good with his command and using all his pitches. He’s something I’m not concerned with.”