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Cubs open in Pittsburgh

The Chicago Cubs beat the Pittsburgh Pirates in their 2013 season opener at PNC Stadium Monday.

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04/01/13

Cubs win opener 3-1

The Chicago Cubs beat the Pittsburgh Pirates in their 2013 season opener at PNC Stadium Monday.

Cubs pitcher Jeff Samardzija was on top of his game, throwing eight shutout innings.

Other highlights include Anthony Rizzo hitting a 2-run homer in the first inning and Kyuji Fujikawa getting the save after Carlos Marmol ran into trouble in the ninth inning.

The Cubs start their season on the road today, taking on the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Pitcher Jeff Samardzija opens for the Cubs.

This is the second season for manager Dale Sveum.

Despite suffering more than a hundred losses last year, he’s optimistic.

His pitching lineup is better this year and the Cubs have brought in extra hitting coaches.

WGN Chicago Cubs announcers Len and JD explain “The Cubs Way.”

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