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4/9 Morning Marquee: Edwin Jackson struggles continue, Braun hits 3 HRs


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 Tribune: Cubs hope Javier Baez can be quick learner

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

NBC Sports: Giants cut off extension talks with Pablo Sandoval

CBS Sports: Royals’ Omar Infante has jaw sprain and ‘non-concussive head injury’

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