Morning Marquee: Chicago Cubs top Mets in opener; Bleachers reopen


Cubs go back-to-back as bleachers reopen

Home sweet home. Or it has to at least feel more like it for the Chicago Cubs now that parts of the bleachers have reopened at Wrigley Field. They at least looked like it as they used back-to-back home runs from

Kris Bryant


Anthony Rizzo

to jump out to a 3-0 lead, and held on to defeat the New York Mets 4-3.

Jon Lester

won his third straight decision in the month of May, allowing three runs over six innings while striking out six.

The starting rotation has had its issues, so do the Cubs need to just be patient, or do they need to look at other options for the backend of the rotation. Travis Wood and Kyle Hendricks have struggled, especially as of late. Was Hendricks a “flash in the pan”? Is Wood past his best days? We look at some of the other options that may be out there as the Cubs move forward in 2015.

The Pirates are beginning to right their ship, pun intended, as they defeated the Phillies to move to 16-16 on the season. The Bucs won their third in a row, as Starling Marte hit a three-run home run in support of Gerrit Cole to top the in-state rival Phillies 4-3 on Monday.

These and other stories you may have missed:

‘Cubs hit back-to-back home runs in 4-3 win over Mets’ – Cubbies Crib

‘Do the Cubs need better backend rotation pitchers?’ – Cubbies Crib

‘Pirates beat Phillies in opener with 4-3 win’ – Rum Bunter

‘Josh Hamilton goes 0-for-4 in second rehab game’ –

‘Matt Carpenter to rejoin the Cards this week’ – Redbird Rants

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