Anthony Rizzo may not play in Cubs home opener

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The Brewers have won six of Anderson's last seven starts and are 4-1 in his last five outings at Miller Park.

After nine games on the road - four in Miami, one in Cincinnati, and four in Milwaukee, the Cubs return to the Friendly Confines for the first time on Monday to face the Pirates. Albert Adriano and Badung Lizama, who both had singles, scored the runs in the sixth inning for the Cubs, who dropped their fifth straight game.

Manager Craig Counsell said Yelich reported soreness after hitting over the weekend. There is an off day in the series on Tuesday, so the game could be pushed back a day. "It's just we have to get the field clear - obviously you don't want anyone to slip and fall".

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The first signs weren't good, and things got worse from there Monday at Wrigley Field. The 25-year old second baseman is only hitting.154 on the season with zero homers, however he has driven in four runs.

The Cubs have pitched well overall, and their team ERA of 2.59 is second in the National League to the New York Mets' mark of 2.40.

"Just thinking about Wrigley Field, makes me feel way better than going away", said Contreras - and finally he along with his teammates will see the wait come to an end.

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The Milwaukee Brewers bats were silent Saturday but it was the late inning relief pitching that proved to be costly. He's not expected to need a disabled list stint but the injury is serious enough for him to be held out today.

I am taking the Cubs in this one.

Cubs: RHP Tyler Chatwood (0-1) gets the ball for the home opener. It was the franchise's longest road trip to open the season since a 12-game jaunt in 1899. The Pirates, more importantly, stayed close behind undefeated teams Taalabwogh Falcons (6-0) and Kagman Little (5-0), and the Natibu Sports Association Braves (5-1).

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The Cincinnati Reds could turn to Cliff Pennington or Phil Gosselin at third after Eugenio Suarez broke his right thumb when he was hit by a pitch during Sunday's 5-0 loss at Pittsburgh.

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