Cubs' home opener against Pirates snowed out

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"It's probably one of the worst games to go out there and not have your stuff and kind of give it up", said Davies, the Brewers' leader previous year in victories (17), starts (33) and innings (191 1/3).

Paul Lizama pitched a one-hit game with six strikeouts and one walk in two plus innings on the mound.

The Cubs enter Monday's home opener having won three of their past four games after Sunday's 3-0 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers.

When the Cubs play their first home game of the 2018 season, they may do so without star first basemen Anthony Rizzo. He's not expected to need a disabled list stint but the injury is serious enough for him to be held out today.


J.P. Castro went 3-for-3, including an RBI-bunt single in the fourth, as the Comets kept their clean record after seven games.

This is the second time this season the Cubs have had a game postponed, the first one being in OH against the Reds on April 3.

He said he might be a little lucky in Milwaukee.

Now, Nova will look to extend the Pirates' torrid start in the first of a three-game series at Wrigley Field, where Pittsburgh finished 4-5 last season.


Yet even with the pro-Cubs crowd over the course of four games in Milwaukee, it's not quite Wrigley.

But if the strong run out of the gate is to continue, it will have to come at the expense of the two-time defending NL Central champion Chicago Cubs, who are predicted to make a run for a third straight division title this season.

Chase Anderson was the hard-luck loser for Milwaukee after he allowed just two runs over six innings. The Cubs tried pushing back the scheduled start time by an hour, but the snow persisted.

Dodger fans (of course) got into it on Opening Day and you know there would've been at least one if Detroit's Opening Day didn't get canceled.


Rizzo (back) may remain out of the lineup Monday against the Pirates, Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reports. Instead, it was the Brewers who continued to shoot themselves in their own foot time and time again.

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