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Monday, April 1, 2013
By the Numbers: Cubs Opening Day

By Jesse Rogers

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