Cubs postpone home opener vs. Pirates due to snow

Cubs postpone home opener vs. Pirates due to snow

The Chicago Cubs rescheduled their home opener to Tuesday at Wrigley Field due to freezing temperatures and accumulating snow Monday. Several workers shoveled slush between aisles in the 100-level seating area, while others used hand-held blowers to remove snow from the seats.

Albert Almora Jr. added an RBI double in the fifth for the Cubs, who took three of four games from their NL Central rivals.

The National Weather Service predicted more snow or rain on Monday afternoon, but only a few tenths of an inch accumulation.

But if the Pirates are going to get off on the right foot in Chicago this season, they will need more solid pitching efforts like the one they got from their ace on Sunday.

During Sunday's game, second baseman Ben Zobrist launched his first home of the season against Chase Anderson in the fourth inning against the Brewers to put the Cubs up 1-0. If Rizzo sits out Monday, look for Victor Caratini to start at first base.

The Cubs are still the only team left to have not played a home game this season. The Cubs tried pushing back the scheduled start time by an hour, but the snow persisted.

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"It's rough out there", reliever Steve Cishek said. The right-hander is 0-6 with a 5.89 career ERA against the Cardinals.

Closer Brandon Morrow echoed his teammate: "Unfortunately we couldn't get it in, but we've got tomorrow".

Rizzo experienced tightness in his back on Friday, which forced him to miss the weekend. He is 2-1 in four career starts against the Cubs. It took three of four against Cincinnati in its previous series. This is Tampa's only trip to Chicago this season.

"It nearly seems like it's happened every year", Maddon said.

Mets 3, Nationals 2 • Asdrubal Cabrera hit an RBI double and scored the go-ahead run in the seventh inning, helping visiting NY win despite Bryce Harper's fifth homer. "When you are at the 3, 3½ level. they made the right call".

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