Cubs In Haiku: Pirates 6 Cubs 3

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An early highlight - Starlin Castro scores in the first inning (Tribune photo by William DeShazer)


So many new things
But still the same old result
Pirates beat the Cubs
In 2010 the Cubs managed to beat the Pirates just 5 times (against 10 losses) and it looks like they're picking up right where they left off last year.  
Although lots of Cubs had good starts at the plate (Fukudome 2-for-4, Castro 3-for-5, Barney 2-for-4, Ramirez 2-for-5) they managed to leave 10 men on base.    
That, combined with the cold temperatures, constant rain, and two Pirates home runs off Ryan Dempster (including a 5th inning 2-out full-count grand slam by Neil Walker) made for a mostly depressing Opening Day.
Saturday it will be Carlos Zambrano on the mound as the Cubs try to get back to .500 

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