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Sport Nova pitches hot Pirates past Cubs 8-5 in Wrigley opener

01:45  11 april  2018
01:45  11 april  2018 Source:   ap.org

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CHICAGO (AP) The Pittsburgh Pirates enjoyed opening day very much this year. All three of them. Ivan Nova pitched seven solid innings, Francisco Cervelli hit a three-run homer and Pittsburgh ruined the Chicago Cubs ‘ home opener with an 8 - 5 victory on Tuesday.

Ivan Nova pitched seven solid innings, Francisco Cervelli hit a three-run homer and the Pittsburgh Pirates ruined the Chicago Cubs ' home opener with an 8 - 5 victory on Tuesday. It's take two of the Cubs home opener and the Wrigley scene was totally different Tuesday than Monday's cold- and

Pittsburgh Pirates' Starling Marte, right, celebrates his home run as he crosses home plate in front of Chicago Cubs catcher Willson Contreras during the fourth inning of a baseball game, Tuesday, April 10, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Jim Young)© The Associated Press Pittsburgh Pirates' Starling Marte, right, celebrates his home run as he crosses home plate in front of Chicago Cubs catcher Willson Contreras during the fourth inning of a baseball game, Tuesday, April 10, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Jim Young)

CHICAGO — Ivan Nova pitched seven solid innings, Francisco Cervelli hit a three-run homer and the Pittsburgh Pirates ruined the Chicago Cubs' home opener with an 8-5 victory on Tuesday.

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Not even the presence of Sister Jean Dolores Schmidt, the 98-year-old chaplain of the Loyola basketball team, could help the Cubs. She threw out a ceremonial first pitch at Wrigley Field.

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Ivan Nova pitched seven solid innings, Francisco Cervelli hit a three-run homer and Pittsburgh ruined the Chicago Cubs ' home opener with an 8 - 5 She threw out a ceremonial first pitch at Wrigley Field. Cervelli and Corey Dickerson each had three hits as Pittsburgh won for the fourth time in five games.

Game Information. Wrigley Field. Nova pitches hot Pirates past Cubs 8 - 5 in Wrigley opener . Ivan Nova pitched seven solid innings, Francisco Cervelli hit a three-run homer and the Pittsburgh Pirates ruined the Chicago Cubs ' home opener with an 8 - 5 victory on Tuesday.

BOX SCORE: Pirates 8, Cubs 5

Corey Dickerson had three hits and two RBIs and Starling Marte also connected as Pittsburgh won for the fourth time in five games. The Pirates' 8-2 record is their best 10-game start since 1992, and they are a perfect 4-0 on the road for the first time in 15 years.

Felipe Vazquez got four outs for his first save in a new jersey after he legally changed his surname to match that of his sister, Prescilla. He was known as Felipe Rivero, and he apologized on Twitter on Monday to fans who bought gear with his old name.

The Cubs became the last major league team to play at home a day after the series opener was postponed by snow. A crowd of 40,144 packed Wrigley on another chilly day — the gametime temperature was 43 degrees — but the fans had very little to cheer about after the first couple innings.

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Javier Baez homered twice for the Cubs, and Willson Contreras collected three hits. Tyler Chatwood (0-2) was tagged for five runs and nine hits in five innings in his first home start since signing a $38 million, three-year contract with Chicago in the offseason.

Baez's solo drive to the back of the bleachers in left gave the Cubs a 2-1 lead in the second, but the Pirates took over from there.

Dickerson hit a tiebreaking two-run double in Pittsburgh's three-run third. Marte went deep with two out in the fourth, and Cervelli made it 8-2 with a drive to center in the seventh after Mike Montgomery surrendered consecutive two-out singles to Josh Bell and Dickerson.

It was more than enough for Nova (1-1), who bounced back nicely from a shaky performance in a 7-3 loss to Minnesota last Wednesday. The 6-foot-5 right-hander allowed three runs and seven hits, struck out six and walked none.

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The Cubs loaded the bases in the eighth against Edgar Santana, and Jason Heyward bounced a two-run single back up the middle against Vazquez. But Baez then struck out swinging to end the inning.

LOYOLA DAY

Loyola of Chicago coach Porter Moser and some of his players from the Ramblers' Final Four team were recognized on the field before the game. Senior guard Ben Richardson and Sister Jean, the nun who rocketed to fame during the team's NCAA Tournament run, each threw out a ceremonial first pitch.

Moser and a couple of the players also led the crowd in the singing of "Take Me Out To The Ball Game" during the seventh-inning stretch.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Pirates: RHP Joe Musgrove, who is on the disabled list with a right shoulder strain, threw a bullpen session.

Cubs: First baseman Anthony Rizzo was placed on the 10-day disabled list with lower back tightness. The move was made retroactive to Friday. "You got to stay smart and that's what we're doing," Rizzo said. Infielder/outfielder Efren Navarro was promoted from Triple-A Iowa to take Rizzo's spot on the roster.

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The Cubs managed just five hits while the Pirates had 10, led by a three-hit night from Andrew McCutchen. The Chicago Cubs right-hander had vexed the Pirates for so long, had walked into PNC Park last October and wiped away their wild-card chances, and so Pittsburgh would savor his suffering.

The Cubs ’ home opener , delayed a day by snow, wound up in an 8 - 5 loss to the Pirates , who are now off to an 8-2 start. But the Pirates lifted Nova and Edgar Santana, a rookie righthander, entered the game. Ian Happ drew a one-out walk in the ninth, but that was it, and the Cubs started the Wrigley Field season with a Minor League Wrap: Carrera, Albertos, Palma pitch South Bend past Hot Rods.

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