facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

MLB: Chicago Cubs 3, Pittsburgh 1

April 1, 2013 at 4:58 PM   |   Comments

PITTSBURGH, April 1 (UPI) -- Jeff Samardzija allowed just two hits over eight innings Monday in pacing the Chicago Cubs to a 3-1 win over Pittsburgh in the teams' opener.

Samardzija (1-0) gave up two hits and one walk, and struck out nine before leaving the game with a 3-0 lead.

The Pirates reached Carlos Marmol for their lone run, using a hit by pitch and stolen base and a Pedro Alvarez single to get on the board before reliever James Russell came in to get one out, and then Kyuji Fujikawa then got the final out game for the save.

Anthony Rizzo hit a two-run home run in the first inning and Welington Castillo doubled in Garrett Jones in the sixth to account for the Chicago runs.

All three Cubs runs and six hits were charged to Pittsburgh starter A.J. Burnett (0-1).

© 2013 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
UPI horse racing weekend preview UPI horse racing weekend preview
2
Peyton Manning implies legal weed is good for his Papa John's franchises Peyton Manning implies legal weed is good for his Papa John's franchises
3
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell: 'I don't expect anyone to take my word' NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell: 'I don't expect anyone to take my word'
4
Jonathan Dwyer allegedly head-butted wife, broke her nose Jonathan Dwyer allegedly head-butted wife, broke her nose
5
Nets void Ndiaye's contract over failed physical
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback