Anthony Rizzo could miss Cubs' home opener with back tightness

Anthony Rizzo could miss Cubs' home opener with back tightness

The Cubs are finally coming home.

When the Cubs play their first home game of the 2018 season, they may do so without star first basemen Anthony Rizzo. While it would've been bad to play in Chicago in sub-freezing temperatures over the past week, this is the longest road trip to start a season in 119 years.

Kennedy (1-0) allowed four hits, walked none and struck out eight.

Zobrist's infield single tied it at 2 and set the stage for Happ's big hit after a rough start to the season. He allowed two runs in his first start against Minnesota and did not walk a batter, then threw the one-hitter Sunday against Cincinnati.

The Chicago Cubs rescheduled their home opener to Tuesday at Wrigley Field due to freezing temperatures and accumulating snow Monday.

"You want to get it in".

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Player safety is "always a consideration", Cubs chairman Tom Ricketts said. With one out and the bases loaded, he dumped a 0-1 pitch from Jacob Barnes into left-center to give the Cubs a 4-2 lead. Unfortunately, they fell flat on their faces by losing three of their four games against the Chicago Cubs and going 2-5 on their homestand.

"Air temp we can live with", Ricketts said before the game was postponed. "We've been playing aggressively".

Tyler Chatwood will make his second start of the season, aiming for his first win as a member of the Cubs.

"There will be a lot of opportunities for me to face them", Darvish said through his interpreter. "What they did past year kinda brought them together". "It's the reason why we play this many games and it's a game of averages, because there's going to be some ups and downs".

Either way, this was exactly what the Cubs needed to light a fire.

There's also a budding rivalry between the two teams in terms of off-field drama and wars of words.

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