By the Numbers: Cubs Opening Day

April, 1, 2013
4/01/13
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Rogers By Jesse Rogers
ESPNChicago.com
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PITTSBURGH -- The Chicago Cubs haven't won an Opening Day game since 2009 against the Houston Astros. That was also the last winning season for the Cubs when they finished 83-79.

Opening Day By The Numbers

Record: 74-61-2 | Opener on the Road: 45-38
Most runs: 16, twice (2005, 2006) | Most runs allowed: 16 (2010)
Opening Day against the Pirates: 8-12

Monday's lineups
Cubs
1. David DeJesus, CF
2. Starlin Castro, SS
3. Anthony Rizzo, 1B
4. Alfonso Soriano, LF
5. Nate Schierholtz, RF
6. Welington Castillo, C
7. Luis Valbuena, 3B
8. Brent Lillibridge, 2B
9. Jeff Samardzija, SP

Pittsburgh Pirates
1. Starling Marte, LF
2. Garrett Jones, RF
3. Andrew McCutchen, CF
4. Pedro Alvarez, 3B
5. Gaby Sanchez, 1B
6. Neil Walker, 2B
7. Russell Martin, C
8. Clint Barmes, SS
9. A.J. Burnett, P

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Jesse joined ESPN Chicago in September 2009 and covers the Chicago Cubs for ESPNChicago.com and ESPN Radio 1000.

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TEAM LEADERS

WINS LEADER
Jason Hammel
WINS ERA SO IP
2 3.05 16 20
OTHER LEADERS
BAE. Bonifacio .358
HRW. Castillo 3
RBIS. Castro 9
RE. Bonifacio 11
OPSA. Rizzo .914
ERAJ. Samardzija 1.29
SOJ. Samardzija 22