Images: Cubs open 2018 home schedule with an 8-5 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates

 
 
Updated 4/10/2018 9:10 PM
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The Chicago Cubs opened their 2018 home schedule with an 8-5 loss against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Wrigley Field in Chicago Tuesday.

Chicago Cubs first baseman Ben Zobrist plays in place of the injured Anthony Rizzo.
Chicago Cubs first baseman Ben Zobrist plays in place of the injured Anthony Rizzo.
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Cubs coach Joe Madden greets Sister Jean of Loyola of Chicago.
Cubs coach Joe Madden greets Sister Jean of Loyola of Chicago.
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Loyola basketball coach Porter Moser greets Sister Jean.
Loyola basketball coach Porter Moser greets Sister Jean.
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Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Tyler Chatwood throws Tuesday.
Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Tyler Chatwood throws Tuesday.
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Chicago Cubs batter Kris Bryant gets a hit in the first inning.
Chicago Cubs batter Kris Bryant gets a hit in the first inning.
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Chicago Cubs catcher Willson Contreras runs to first base with an RBI single in the first inning.
Chicago Cubs catcher Willson Contreras runs to first base with an RBI single in the first inning.
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Fans line a balcony on the Cubs offices building as the Ernie Banks statue looms in the foreground.
Fans line a balcony on the Cubs offices building as the Ernie Banks statue looms in the foreground.
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Anthem singer Wayne Messmer is shown the video screen in left field as a color guard stands at home plate.
Anthem singer Wayne Messmer is shown the video screen in left field as a color guard stands at home plate.
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Fans stream into the ball park.
Fans stream into the ball park.
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Loyola basketball coach Porter Moser attends the home opener.
Loyola basketball coach Porter Moser attends the home opener.
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Loyola's Sister Jean attends the home opener.
Loyola's Sister Jean attends the home opener.
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A groundskeeper paints the batters box.
A groundskeeper paints the batters box.
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Chicago Cubs shortstop Addison Russell tries to get a handle on the ball in the third inning.
Chicago Cubs shortstop Addison Russell tries to get a handle on the ball in the third inning.
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The crowd take cell phone photos of Chicago Cubs second baseman Javier Baez as manager Joe Maddon greets him in the dugout after Baez's second home run of the day.
The crowd take cell phone photos of Chicago Cubs second baseman Javier Baez as manager Joe Maddon greets him in the dugout after Baez's second home run of the day.
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Chicago Cubs second baseman Javier Baez runs to first after hitting his second home run of the day.
Chicago Cubs second baseman Javier Baez runs to first after hitting his second home run of the day.
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Chicago Cubs second baseman Javier Baez hits his second home run of the day.
Chicago Cubs second baseman Javier Baez hits his second home run of the day.
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Pittsburgh Pirates hitter Francisco Cervelli reacts as he crosses the plate with a three-run home run. Chicago Cubs catcher Willson Contreras stands silent.
Pittsburgh Pirates hitter Francisco Cervelli reacts as he crosses the plate with a three-run home run. Chicago Cubs catcher Willson Contreras stands silent.
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Chicago Cubs hitter Efren Navarro sprints up the first base line with a base hit.
Chicago Cubs hitter Efren Navarro sprints up the first base line with a base hit.
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Chicago Cubs second baseman Javier Baez strikes out to end a rally in the eighth inning.
Chicago Cubs second baseman Javier Baez strikes out to end a rally in the eighth inning.
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Chicago Cubs hitter Ben Zobrist reacts as he hits a pop fly out to end the game.
Chicago Cubs hitter Ben Zobrist reacts as he hits a pop fly out to end the game.
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Pittsburgh Pirates outfielders Corey Dickerson, Starling Marte and Gregory Polanco celebrate.
Pittsburgh Pirates outfielders Corey Dickerson, Starling Marte and Gregory Polanco celebrate.
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Cubs manager Joe Madden greets his team during introductions.
  Cubs manager Joe Madden greets his team during introductions.
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Julianna Zobriost, wife of Chicago Cubs player Ben Zobrist, sings God Bless America.
  Julianna Zobriost, wife of Chicago Cubs player Ben Zobrist, sings God Bless America.
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Chicago Cubs left fielder Kyle Schwarber watches his first-inning RBI single Tuesday at the Cubs home opener against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Wrigley Field in Chicago.
Chicago Cubs left fielder Kyle Schwarber watches his first-inning RBI single Tuesday at the Cubs home opener against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Wrigley Field in Chicago.
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Chicago Cubs left fielder Kyle Schwarber swings at strike two before hitting an RBI single in the first inning Tuesday at the Cubs home opener against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Wrigley Field in Chicago.
Chicago Cubs left fielder Kyle Schwarber swings at strike two before hitting an RBI single in the first inning Tuesday at the Cubs home opener against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Wrigley Field in Chicago.
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Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Yu Darvish is introduced Tuesday at the Cubs home opener against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Wrigley Field in Chicago.
  Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Yu Darvish is introduced Tuesday at the Cubs home opener against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Wrigley Field in Chicago.
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Chicago Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant dives safely back to first base in the first inning Tuesday at the Cubs home opener against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Wrigley Field in Chicago.
  Chicago Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant dives safely back to first base in the first inning Tuesday at the Cubs home opener against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Wrigley Field in Chicago.
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Chicago Cubs hitter Javier Baez tries to outrun Pittsburgh Pirates catcher Francisco Cervelli after a dropped third strike Tuesday at the Cubs home opener against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Wrigley Field in Chicago.
  Chicago Cubs hitter Javier Baez tries to outrun Pittsburgh Pirates catcher Francisco Cervelli after a dropped third strike Tuesday at the Cubs home opener against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Wrigley Field in Chicago.
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Chicago Cubs hitter Willson Contreras inspects a smudge on his bat after hitting a foul ball Tuesday at the Cubs home opener against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Wrigley Field in Chicago.
  Chicago Cubs hitter Willson Contreras inspects a smudge on his bat after hitting a foul ball Tuesday at the Cubs home opener against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Wrigley Field in Chicago.
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Chicago Cubs batter Ian Happ watches a potential hit be caught in the outfield Tuesday at the Cubs home opener against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Wrigley Field in Chicago.
  Chicago Cubs batter Ian Happ watches a potential hit be caught in the outfield Tuesday at the Cubs home opener against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Wrigley Field in Chicago.
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