Cubs baseball returns to the North Side

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Dave McKay hits fungoes during BP.

The Cubs are back at Wrigley Field and they are already on their second closer of the season. They lost three straight in Atlanta and enter the home opener with a record of 2-4 .

Carlos Marmol officially lost the job of closer after giving up the game-tying and game-winning home runs to the Upton brothers on Saturday. His ERA is 27.00 in just three appearances so far. Kyuji Fujikawa will now take over closing responsibilities.

The Cubs host the Milwaukee Brewers who are also off to a rough start at 1-5. Edwin Jackson will make his second start of the year against Marco Estrada. Jackson gave up two earned runs and struck out five in his first start against the Pirates.

Coverage of the Cubs home opener starts at 12:30 p.m. on WGN with first pitch at 1:20 p.m.

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