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3/31 Morning Marquee: MLB Opening Day

Baseball is back as MLB’s Opening Day hits off with 13 games and the Chicago Cubs in Pittsburgh to face the National League Central opponent Pirates.

In ex-Cubs news, Josh Beckett beat out Paul Maholm for the fifth spot in the Los Angeles Dodgers’ rotation and the Cleveland Indians signed catcher George Kottaras to a minor league deal.

FOX Sports: Padres get to Wilson after Ryu’s 7 shutout innings

Chicago Sun-Times: Long season may lie ahead for Cubs; but on Opening day, anything can happen

Cubs.com: Pirates face Cubs for second straight Opening Day

Chicago Tribune: Cubs place three on DL

Daily Herald: Opening Day is all about firsts

ESPN Chicago: More intrigue in Cubs roster than year ago

CSN Chicago: Cubs’ Bosio: NL Central is toughest division to pitch in

Cubs Den: Cubs could be primed for a surprise season as “mid-term” portion of plan starts to come to fruition

CBS Sports: Blue Jays closer Casey Janssen on DL with lower back strain

NBC Sports: Indians sign George Kottaras to a minor league deal

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