Cubs postpone home opener vs. Pirates due to snow

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Rizzo, who has missed three straight games, told reporters on Sunday he wants to play in the Cubs' Wrigley debut but that he has to consider the long term. The seventh-year right-hander posted a subpar 4.69 ERA with the Rockies last season, however he did put up a solid 3.49 ERA on the road.

The Brewers hope to get back on the winning track tonight when they travel to St. Louis for a series against the Cardinals. The complete-game mastery was Pittsburgh's first since Ivan Nova - who will pitch Monday against the Cubs - shut out the Marlins last April. But one could argue they've faced two of the worst teams in baseball to start the season. It could easily go either way but I'm leading toward the Pirates here. With AP Photos.The Chicago Cubs' home opener against the Pittsburgh Pirates has been postponed a day because of snow. Much of the scoring output has come with All-Star first baseman Anthony Rizzo out of the lineup with a back injury. He has been sidelined by back tightness, but he might be able to play in the rescheduled home opener. Rizzo was to have been re-evaluated Tuesday morning before the Cubs determined it best to place him on the DL. "I can't play tomorrow and set myself back 10 days or 5-6 days". Chatwood was sharp in his Cubs debut, limiting the Reds to one run in six strong innings, however he received little run support and was charged with the loss.

Nine games into the season, Maddon isn't ready to take any chances. "(Sunday) will be a big day to see how it really feels". He conceded 10 runs in 16.2 innings against the Cubs last season, and he owns a 2-1 record with a 4.09 ERA in 22 career innings against Chicago.

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"They had more snow, so I get it", Bossard said.

The Chicago Cubs have pushed back the scheduled start time for their home opener because of a steady snowfall over Wrigley Field. It took three of four against Cincinnati in its previous series.

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