Recap: Cubs Shutout Pirates in Home Opener, Win 10-0

That’s a good way to start the week. The Cubs shutout the Pirates 10-0 in the Wrigley Field home opener for their 2nd win in the last 3 games. And the pitching dominated again.

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Standout Performances

Cubs Bullpen: 7.0 innings, 4 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 8 K
Kyle Schwarber: 1-for-4, HR, 2 RBI
Ben Zobrist: 1-for-2, 1 R, 2 RBI, 2 BB

How it Happened

  • 2nd: Jon Lester RBI double, 1-0 Cubs
  • 2nd: Ben Zobrist RBI single, 3-0 Cubs
  • 2nd: Anthony Rizzo RBI single, 4-0 Cubs
  • 2nd: Javy Baez RBI single, 5-0 Cubs
  • 2nd: Pirates fielding error, 6-0 Cubs
  • 3rd: Ben Zobrist RBI groundout, 7-0 Cubs
  • 3rd: Kris Bryant RBI double, 8-0 Cubs
  • 4th: Kyle Schwarber homer, 10-0 Cubs

One Great Thing

Finally, scoreless relief pitching:

Standings Check

The Cubs are now 3-7, 4th place in the NL Central.

Up Next

Yu Darvish makes his 2019 Wrigley debut on Wednesday at 7:05 pm CST.

 

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