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SportSchwarber, Cubs beat Pirates 10-0 in Wrigley opener

01:17  09 april  2019
01:17  09 april  2019 Source:   ap.org

Gallo, Rangers rally to beat Cubs 8-6 after Darvish flops

Gallo, Rangers rally to beat Cubs 8-6 after Darvish flops Joey Gallo hit a three-run homer in the eighth inning and the Rangers rallied to beat the Chicago Cubs 8-6 on Saturday night, long after Yu Darvish flopped in the former Texas ace's return to his first home in the majors. Gallo's homer to center field came off reliever Carl Edwards Jr. (0-1), who didn't retire any of the four batters he faced in the first win for new Rangers manager Chris Woodward. BOX SCORE: RANGERS 8, CUBS 6 Texas closer Jose Leclerc pitched the ninth for the save, getting Willson Contreras on a fly out to center after Kyle Schwarber bunted away from the shift for a hit to bring the tying run to the plate.

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. 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

The Pirates ’ offense shined against the Cubs in Chicago’s home opener . “We’ve played 10 ballgames, and we’re going out there wanting to make plays, wanting to make But they carried a 4.62 ERA and 4.4 walks per nine into Wrigley Field. Early in the game, the Pirates Nova allowed a run in the first inning on two infield singles and an opposite-field poke by Kyle Schwarber that beat the shift.

Schwarber, Cubs beat Pirates 10-0 in Wrigley opener© The Associated Press Chicago Cubs' Ben Zobrist (18) is greeted by Kyle Schwarber (12) after scoring against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the second inning of a baseball game, Monday, April 8, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo/David Banks)

CHICAGO — Kyle Schwarber hit a two-run homer and Chicago's beleaguered bullpen stepped up after Jon Lester departed with left hamstring tightness, leading the Cubs over the Pittsburgh Pirates 10-0 in their home opener on Monday.

Brad Brach, Brandon Kintzler, Randy Rosario and Pedro Strop combined for seven innings of four-hit ball after Lester was removed with two on and no outs in the third. Brach (1-0) pitched two innings for his first win with the Cubs.

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Contreras hits 2 HRs as Hamels, Cubs beat Trout-less Angels 5-1 The Chicago Cubs stopped the Angels' six-game win streak Friday with a 5-1 victory over short-handed Los Angeles. Anthony Rizzo and David Bote also connected to help Chicago win for the third time in four games on its first homestand of the year. Hamels (2-0) pitched eight crisp innings in his second straight victory, improving to 5-2 with a 2.63 ERA in 12 career starts against Los Angeles. BOX SCORE: CUBS 5, ANGELS 1 RELATED: Trout sidelined The Angels played without star center fielder Mike Trout, who missed his second straight game after he strained his right groin during the team's last homestand.

The Chicago Cubs take on the Pittsburgh Pirates in their Home Opener at Wrigley Field Monday. Pregame coverage starts at noon. Pitcher Jon Lester gets the start for the Cubs and Jameson Taillon will be on the mound for the Pittsburgh Pirates .

Kyle Joseph Schwarber (born March 5, 1993) is an American professional baseball outfielder for the Chicago Cubs of Major League Baseball (MLB). He played college baseball for the Indiana Hoosiers.

Chicago had an 8.37 bullpen ERA on its opening 2-7 trip, amplifying concerns about pitching depth with relievers Brandon Morrow, Xavier Cedeno and Tony Barnette sidelined by injuries. Manager Joe Maddon said he was confident the bullpen will settle eventually, and it delivered on a picturesque day at Wrigley Field.

BOX SCORE: CUBS 10, PIRATES 0

Pittsburgh had won four in a row, but it hurt itself with four errors, including three by shortstop Kevin Newman. Melky Cabrera had two of the Pirates' seven hits.

The game began to get away from Pittsburgh after Jameson Taillon (0-2) retired the first two batters in the second. Daniel Descalso reached on a throwing error by Newman, and Chicago was off and running.

After Jason Heyward was walked intentionally, Lester drove a 0-2 pitch into the gap in left-center for an RBI double. Lester scored from second on Ben Zobrist's two-run single, sliding home safely for a 3-0 lead.

VIDEO: Kyle Schwarber Charges Umpire After Being Called Out on Check-Swing to End Cubs Game

VIDEO: Kyle Schwarber Charges Umpire After Being Called Out on Check-Swing to End Cubs Game ​​Kyle Schwarber, there's a likely suspension coming your way. After the ​Cubs slugger was called out on a check-swing to end another Chicago defeat, he charged third-base umpire Gabe Morales and was promptly thrown out...after the game was already over. Surely there's room for reasonable discourse between umpires and players over a call or two, but this level of pure madness is never okay, as Morales was fearful Schwarber would resort to violence given his rash reaction. Was the call questionable? Absolutely.

10 /13/15: Kyle Schwarber crushes one out of Wrigley Field to extend the Cubs ' lead in the 7th inning. MLB.com features a stable of club beat reporters and award-winning national columnists, the largest contingent of baseball reporters under one roof, who deliver over 100 original articles every day.

The Pittsburgh Pirates enjoyed opening day very much this year. 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

Anthony Rizzo and Javier Baez tacked on RBI singles, and Newman committed two more errors on a Schwarber grounder, allowing another run to come home. Baez shrugged as he stood on first base after throwing his bat at a ball in the dirt, leading to a liner that just got over Newman's head.

Taillon was charged with six unearned runs and four hits in two innings. Rizzo's run-scoring single appeared to go off his head, but he stayed in the game.

Schwarber capped the scoring when he drove a 1-0 pitch from Steven Brault over the wall in left-center for his third homer in the fourth, delighting the crowd of 40,692. He went deep 26 times last season.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Pirates: OF Gregory Polanco (left shoulder surgery) and RHP Dovydas Neverauskas (left oblique strain) began rehab assignments with Class A Bradenton on Sunday.

Cubs: Morrow (elbow surgery) has completed each of his bullpen sessions so far "without incident," according to president of baseball operations Theo Epstein. The next step for Morrow is expected to be finalized this week. ... Barnette (right shoulder inflammation) and Cedeno (left wrist inflammation) are "moving along and getting closer to the possibility of rehab assignments," Epstein said. "No setbacks with either guy."

Snow at Wrigley leads to postponement of Angels-Cubs finale

Snow at Wrigley leads to postponement of Angels-Cubs finale Snow and rain led to the postponement of Sunday's finale of a three-game series between the Los Angeles Angels and Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field. A makeup date was not immediately announced. A steady snow fell throughout the morning and a mix of snow and rain was forecast to continue throughout the afternoon. Right-hander Tyler Chatwood (0-0, 6.00 ERA) was scheduled to make his first start of the season on Sunday for Chicago. He will pitch Monday night when the Cubs open a three-game series at Miami. Right-hander Trevor Cahill (1-1, 3.

Chicago Cubs infielder Kris Bryant rounds the bases after hitting a solo home run off St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Carlos Martinez in the fourth inning on September 15, 2017 at Wrigley Field in Chicago. Chatwood is 0 - 0 in two career starts against Pittsburgh with a 1.50 ERA.

Daily Recap: The Cubs hit three homers in the win -- the 1st playoff-series-clinching win in Wrigley history -- to eliminate the Cardinals Check out http MLB.com features a stable of club beat reporters and award-winning national columnists, the largest contingent of baseball reporters under one roof

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Following an off day, right-handers Jordan Lyles and Yu Darvish get the ball when the series resumes Wednesday night. Lyles (0-0, 0.00 ERA) made his Pittsburgh debut Thursday against Cincinnati and pitched five innings in the Pirates' 2-0 victory. Darvish (0-1, 8.10 ERA) struggled in his first two starts of the year, issuing 11 walks in just 6 2/3 innings.

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