Starlin Castro homered twice, but the Chicago Cubs failed to score enough runs as they fell to the Pittsburgh Pirates in the night time series opener at Wrigley Field. The game also saw the first managerial ejection of the season as Cubs skipper Rick Renteria was tossed after arguing a strike/ball call.
Around the division, the St. Louis Cardinals topped the Cincinnati Reds and Ryan Braun hit three home runs as the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Philadelphia Phillies on the road.
Cubbies Crib: Starlin Castro homers twice as Cubs drop series opener to Pirates
Chicago Sun-Times: No baseball spending soon for Cubs
Daily Herald: Anything to speed up baseball games, please
ESPN Chicago: Rapid Reaction: Pirates 7, Cubs 6
CSN Chicago: Cubs: Is Starlin Castro back to his former self?
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Ryan Braun belts three home runs as Brewers top Phillies
St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Lynn benefits from offense