Chicago Cubs home opener postponed due to rain

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With one out and the bases loaded, he hit a 0-1 pitch from Jacob Barnes into left-center to give the Cubs a 4-2 lead.

The Cubs' game against the Pittsburgh Pirates was postponed a day because of snow that covered much of Wrigley Field, creating a scene more reminiscent of January than April.

"It's probably one of the worst games to go out there and not have your stuff and kind of give it up", said Davies, the Brewers' leader past year in victories (17), starts (33) and innings (191 1/3).

"Well, he's from SC", manager Joe Maddon said of Edwards.

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Brandon Morrow picked up his first two saves over the weekend since he signed with Chicago in the offseason. Stanton is still looking for his stroke - the NL MVP is hitting.167 with 20 strikeouts in 42 at-bats in his first year with NY.

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Butler played 22½ minutes and was 7-for-10 from the field in his first game since getting hurt against Houston on February 23. In Washington , Taurean Prince scored 23 points, including 10 in the fourth quarter, and Atlanta defeated the hosts.

He has fared well against the Cubs in the past, going 5-4 with a 3.90 ERA in 10 career starts, including a 2-2 mark with a 3.66 ERA against Chicago last season. "Everything I'm hearing from him and the trainers is that he's doing. better, so I don't think we're far off", he said. "Hopefully this is going to be the biggest of the downs and I'll get back going on a normal pace".

"But it's time to get home, time to get it rolling at home and it's a good thing".

"Well, on the way out, I had no idea if I was going to the Cub convention or opening day", he said. "But we're equipped that way roster-wise obviously have another really capable player get some playing time".

Pirates right-hander Ivan Nova is expected to move back one day to start the series opener, and Maddon said Tyler Chatwood would go for the Cubs. "When you are at the 3, 3½ level. they made the right call".

Brewers: Jhoulys Chacin (0-1) takes the hill when the team opens a six-game road trip at St. Louis. Quintana absorbed a 6-0 loss at Miami in his first start where he was charged with all six runs in six innings of work.