Happ HR on 1st pitch of season; Rizzo, Cubs beat Marlins 8-4

MIAMI (AP) Ian Happ homered on the first pitch of the major league season, and Anthony Rizzo made his emotional homecoming even more memorable with a home run, leading the Chicago Cubs past Derek Jeter's Miami Marlins 8-4 Thursday.

Rizzo homered into the upper deck in the second inning - an unscripted tribute to the victims of last month's shooting at his former high school in Parkland, Florida. As he crossed home plate, Rizzo patted his chest and pointed to the sky.

Both teams wore patches to honor those killed, and Rizzo plans to host four families of the victims at Friday's game.

Happ, playing in his first opening day game, pulled Jose Urena's first pitch into the seats to give the Cubs the fast start they sought. They're eager to replicate the quick getaway in 2016 that helped propel them to their first World Series title in 108 years.

Kyle Schwarber also homered for Chicago, which overcame two errors and a rocky start by Jon Lester.

Jeter, who homered in a win in his first opening day with the Yankees in 1996, had less success in his debut as the Marlins' CEO. But a lively crowd of 32,151 on a mild, sun-splashed afternoon - with the retractable roof open - hinted at the franchise's potential if Jeter can build a winner.

Doubles by Kris Bryant and Wilson Contreras in the fourth put the Cubs ahead to stay. Tommy La Stella contributed a pinch-hit, two-run double.

The Cubs bullpen, revamped after a dismal 2017 postseason, shut out Miami over the final 5 2-3 innings, allowing only one hit. Newcomer Steve Cishek (1-0) stranded four runners in two scoreless innings.

Lester, making his seventh opening day start, lasted only 3 1-3 innings and allowed four runs, three earned.

In the wake of Jeter's offseason payroll purge, 12 Marlins made an opening day roster for the first time. They included Brian Anderson, who singled home a run in each of his first two at-bats, and Garrett Cooper, who replaced NL MVP Giancarlo Stanton in right field and singled home a run to make it 4-all in the third.

Another newcomer, Tayron Guerrero, struck out the first four batters he faced before allowing Schwarber's homer.

Urena (0-1) needed 36 pitches to get through the first inning, when the Cubs scored three times with only one hit. The right-hander walked one and hit three batters - after tying for the major league lead last year by hitting 14.

In his first opening day start, Urena allowed five runs in four innings.

RIFT MENDED

Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez, who feuded with the Marlins' previous ownership regime and boycotted games, threw out the first pitch along with Miami Mayor Francis Suarez.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Reliever Pedro Strop made the Cubs roster, even though a sore left calf and an illness limited him during this spring. He pitched a scoreless seventh.

UP NEXT

RHP Kyle Hendricks is scheduled to pitch Friday for the Cubs, who open the season with a 10-game trip. Miami rookie LHP Caleb Smith will try for his first career win.

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  • W: S. Cishek (1-0)L: J. Urena (0-1)
  • HR: CHC - A. Rizzo (1), K. Schwarber (1), I. Happ (1)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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I. Happ CF51111031.200.200.8001.0004.5
K. Bryant 3B42100110.250.400.500.9004.5
A. Rizzo 1B42111021.250.4001.0001.4007.0
W. Contreras C50110032.200.200.400.6001.5
K. Schwarber LF31111102.333.5001.3331.8337.0
A. Almora LF10000000.000.000.000.0000.0
A. Russell SS31200102.667.800.6671.4677.0
J. Heyward RF31110101.333.500.6671.1675.0
J. Baez 2B30010113.000.400.000.4002.5
J. Lester P20000006.000.000.000.0000.0
S. Cishek P10000000.000.000.000.0000.0
B. Duensing P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- T. La Stella PH101200001.0001.0002.0003.0004.0
P. Strop P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
J. Wilson P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
M. Montgomery P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
  • a-doubled for Duensing in the 7th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
L. Brinson CF50000002.000.000.000.0000.0
D. Dietrich LF41200010.500.6001.0001.6005.5
S. Castro 2B32100213.333.600.333.9334.5
J. Bour 1B40010105.000.200.000.2002.0
B. Anderson 3B31220100.667.750.6671.4176.0
G. Cooper RF30110113.333.500.333.8332.5
M. Rojas SS40100002.250.250.500.7502.0
J. Tazawa P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
C. Wallach C30000133.000.250.000.250-0.5
J. Urena P10000011.000.000.000.000-0.5
a- C. Maybin PH101000001.0001.0002.0003.0002.0
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b- T. Telis PH10000002.000.000.000.0000.0
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Y. Rivera SS10000000.000.000.000.0000.0
  • a-doubled for Urena in the 4th
  • b-popped out for O'Grady in the 5th
BATTING
  • 2B - K. Bryant, W. Contreras, J. Heyward, T. La Stella
  • HR - I. Happ, A. Rizzo, K. Schwarber
  • RBI - I. Happ, A. Rizzo, W. Contreras, K. Schwarber, J. Heyward, J. Baez, T. La Stella 2 (2)
  • 2-Out RBI - A. Rizzo, W. Contreras, J. Heyward, J. Baez, T. La Stella 2 (2)
BATTING
  • 2B - M. Rojas, C. Maybin
  • 3B - D. Dietrich
  • RBI - J. Bour, B. Anderson 2 (2), G. Cooper
  • 2-Out RBI - B. Anderson
BASERUNNING
  • SB - A. Russell
FIELDING
  • E - A. Russell, K. Schwarber
FIELDING
  • E - J. Tazawa, C. Wallach
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Lester3.17433208.103.00-3.0
S. Cishek (W, 1-0)1.21001200.001.209.0
B. Duensing (H, 1)1.00001100.001.002.5
P. Strop1.00001100.001.002.5
J. Wilson1.00000100.000.003.5
M. Montgomery1.00000000.000.003.0
PITCHERSIP
J. Lester3.1
S. Cishek (W, 1-0)1.2
B. Duensing (H, 1)1.0
P. Strop1.0
J. Wilson1.0
M. Montgomery1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Urena (L, 0-1)4.065542211.252.50-7.0
C. O'Grady1.00000000.000.003.0
T. Guerrero1.123204113.501.501.0
D. Steckenrider0.21000200.001.500.0
J. Tazawa2.00001200.000.506.0
PITCHING
  • HBP - M. Montgomery
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Lester 71-42, S. Cishek 28-16, B. Duensing 17-9, P. Strop 13-8, J. Wilson 19-11, M. Montgomery 9-7
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Lester 7-1, S. Cishek 1-2, B. Duensing 1-1, P. Strop 1-0, M. Montgomery 1-1
  • Batters Faced - J. Lester 20, S. Cishek 7, B. Duensing 4, P. Strop 3, J. Wilson 3, M. Montgomery 3
PITCHING
  • IBB - J. Urena 2 (2)
  • HBP - J. Urena 3 (3)
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Urena 74-44, C. O'Grady 12-7, T. Guerrero 37-21, D. Steckenrider 20-14, J. Tazawa 20-13
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Urena 4-5, C. O'Grady 1-2
  • Batters Faced - J. Urena 24, C. O'Grady 3, T. Guerrero 7, D. Steckenrider 3, J. Tazawa 7
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
I. Happ CF51111031.200.200.8001.0004.5
K. Bryant 3B42100110.250.400.500.9004.5
A. Rizzo 1B42111021.250.4001.0001.4007.0
W. Contreras C50110032.200.200.400.6001.5
K. Schwarber LF31111102.333.5001.3331.8337.0
A. Almora LF10000000.000.000.000.0000.0
A. Russell SS31200102.667.800.6671.4677.0
J. Heyward RF31110101.333.500.6671.1675.0
J. Baez 2B30010113.000.400.000.4002.5
J. Lester P20000006.000.000.000.0000.0
S. Cishek P10000000.000.000.000.0000.0
B. Duensing P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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P. Strop P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
J. Wilson P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
M. Montgomery P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
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  • a-doubled for Duensing in the 7th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
L. Brinson CF50000002.000.000.000.0000.0
D. Dietrich LF41200010.500.6001.0001.6005.5
S. Castro 2B32100213.333.600.333.9334.5
J. Bour 1B40010105.000.200.000.2002.0
B. Anderson 3B31220100.667.750.6671.4176.0
G. Cooper RF30110113.333.500.333.8332.5
M. Rojas SS40100002.250.250.500.7502.0
J. Tazawa P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
C. Wallach C30000133.000.250.000.250-0.5
J. Urena P10000011.000.000.000.000-0.5
a- C. Maybin PH101000001.0001.0002.0003.0002.0
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T. Guerrero P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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Y. Rivera SS10000000.000.000.000.0000.0
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  • a-doubled for Urena in the 4th
  • b-popped out for O'Grady in the 5th
BATTING
  • 2B - K. Bryant, W. Contreras, J. Heyward, T. La Stella
  • HR - I. Happ, A. Rizzo, K. Schwarber
  • RBI - I. Happ, A. Rizzo, W. Contreras, K. Schwarber, J. Heyward, J. Baez, T. La Stella 2 (2)
  • 2-Out RBI - A. Rizzo, W. Contreras, J. Heyward, J. Baez, T. La Stella 2 (2)
BATTING
  • 2B - M. Rojas, C. Maybin
  • 3B - D. Dietrich
  • RBI - J. Bour, B. Anderson 2 (2), G. Cooper
  • 2-Out RBI - B. Anderson
BASERUNNING
  • SB - A. Russell
FIELDING
  • E - A. Russell, K. Schwarber
FIELDING
  • E - J. Tazawa, C. Wallach
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Lester3.17433208.103.00-3.0
S. Cishek (W, 1-0)1.21001200.001.209.0
B. Duensing (H, 1)1.00001100.001.002.5
P. Strop1.00001100.001.002.5
J. Wilson1.00000100.000.003.5
M. Montgomery1.00000000.000.003.0
Total9.0843670---
PITCHERSIP
J. Lester3.1
S. Cishek (W, 1-0)1.2
B. Duensing (H, 1)1.0
P. Strop1.0
J. Wilson1.0
M. Montgomery1.0
Total9.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Urena (L, 0-1)4.065542211.252.50-7.0
C. O'Grady1.00000000.000.003.0
T. Guerrero1.123204113.501.501.0
D. Steckenrider0.21000200.001.500.0
J. Tazawa2.00001200.000.506.0
Total9.09875103---
PITCHERSIP
J. Urena (L, 0-1)4.0
C. O'Grady1.0
T. Guerrero1.1
D. Steckenrider0.2
J. Tazawa2.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • HBP - M. Montgomery
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Lester 71-42, S. Cishek 28-16, B. Duensing 17-9, P. Strop 13-8, J. Wilson 19-11, M. Montgomery 9-7
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Lester 7-1, S. Cishek 1-2, B. Duensing 1-1, P. Strop 1-0, M. Montgomery 1-1
  • Batters Faced - J. Lester 20, S. Cishek 7, B. Duensing 4, P. Strop 3, J. Wilson 3, M. Montgomery 3
PITCHING
  • IBB - J. Urena 2 (2)
  • HBP - J. Urena 3 (3)
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Urena 74-44, C. O'Grady 12-7, T. Guerrero 37-21, D. Steckenrider 20-14, J. Tazawa 20-13
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Urena 4-5, C. O'Grady 1-2
  • Batters Faced - J. Urena 24, C. O'Grady 3, T. Guerrero 7, D. Steckenrider 3, J. Tazawa 7
  • 7TH INNING
    La Stella doubled to deep right center, Russell and Heyward scored84
    Schwarber homered to right center64
  • 4TH INNING
    Contreras doubled to left, Bryant scored54
  • 3RD INNING
    Cooper singled to center, Anderson scored44
    Anderson singled to left, Castro scored, Anderson to third on left fielder Schwarber fielding error43
    Bour grounded out to third, Dietrich scored, Castro to second42
  • 2ND INNING
    Rizzo homered to right41
  • 1ST INNING
    Anderson singled to right center, Castro scored, Bour to second31
    Baez hit by pitch, Rizzo scored, Russell to third, Heyward to second30
    Heyward walked, Bryant scored, Rizzo to third, Russell to second20
    Happ homered to right10
  • 9TH INNING
    • J. Tazawa Pitching:
    • A. Almora: Almora fouled out to catcher
    • A. Russell: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Russell walked
    • J. Heyward: Heyward popped out to third
    • J. Baez: Russell to second on pitcher Tazawa fielding error, Baez lined out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 1 Error)
    • Mike Montgomery relieved Justin Wilson
    • D. Dietrich: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Dietrich hit by pitch
    • S. Castro: Strike looking, Castro flied out to right
    • J. Bour: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Bour grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Dietrich out at second
    • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Junichi Tazawa pitching
    • Yadiel Rivera at shortstop
    • K. Bryant: Bryant flied out to right
    • A. Rizzo: Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Rizzo struck out swinging
    • W. Contreras: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Contreras struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Justin Wilson relieved Pedro Strop
    • C. Wallach: Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Wallach struck out swinging
    • Y. Rivera: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Rivera popped out to shortstop
    • L. Brinson: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Brinson flied out to right
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • T. Guerrero Pitching:
    • W. Contreras: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Contreras struck out looking
    • K. Schwarber: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Schwarber homered to right center
    • A. Russell: Ball, Strike looking, Russell singled to shallow center
    • J. Heyward: Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Ball, Heyward reached on catcher's interference, Russell to second on catcher Wallach fielding error
    • Drew Steckenrider relieved Tayron Guerrero
    • J. Baez: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Russell stole third, Foul, Foul, Pickoff attempt to first, Ball, Strike swinging, Baez struck out swinging
    • Tommy La Stella hit for Brian Duensing
    • T. La Stella: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, La Stella doubled to deep right center, Russell and Heyward scored
    • I. Happ: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Happ struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 7th (3 Runs, 3 Hits, 1 Error)
    • Pedro Strop pitching
    • Albert Almora in left
    • B. Anderson: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Anderson walked
    • G. Cooper: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Cooper struck out swinging
    • M. Rojas: Rojas grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Anderson out at second
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • Tayron Guerrero pitching
    • I. Happ: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Happ struck out swinging
    • K. Bryant: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Bryant struck out swinging
    • A. Rizzo: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Rizzo struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Brian Duensing relieved Steve Cishek
    • L. Brinson: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Brinson grounded out to shortstop
    • D. Dietrich: Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Dietrich struck out swinging
    • S. Castro: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Castro walked
    • J. Bour: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Bour lined out to left
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • Chris O'Grady pitching
    • J. Heyward: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Heyward flied out to deep center
    • J. Baez: Ball, Baez lined out to left
    • S. Cishek: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Cishek grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • S. Cishek Pitching:
    • B. Anderson: Ball, Anderson grounded out to first
    • G. Cooper: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Cooper walked
    • M. Rojas: Ball, Strike looking, Rojas doubled to shallow right, Cooper to third
    • C. Wallach: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Wallach struck out swinging
    • Tomas Telis hit for Chris O'Grady
    • T. Telis: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Telis popped out to shortstop
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • J. Urena Pitching:
    • I. Happ: Strike swinging, Happ popped out to third
    • K. Bryant: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Bryant doubled to left
    • A. Rizzo: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike looking, Rizzo flied out to center
    • W. Contreras: Ball, Contreras doubled to left, Bryant scored
    • K. Schwarber: Schwarber intentionally walked
    • A. Russell: Russell popped out to first
    • Middle of the 4th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Cameron Maybin hit for Jose Urena
    • C. Maybin: Maybin doubled to deep left
    • L. Brinson: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Brinson grounded out to third
    • D. Dietrich: Strike looking, Dietrich singled to left, Maybin to third
    • Steve Cishek relieved Jon Lester
    • S. Castro: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Castro struck out swinging
    • J. Bour: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Bour flied out to left
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • J. Urena Pitching:
    • K. Schwarber: Schwarber grounded out to second
    • A. Russell: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Russell singled to center
    • J. Heyward: Heyward doubled to right, Russell to third
    • J. Baez: Baez intentionally walked
    • J. Lester: Strike looking, Lester grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Baez out at second
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Lester Pitching:
    • D. Dietrich: Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Dietrich tripled to deep left
    • S. Castro: Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Castro walked
    • J. Bour: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Bour grounded out to third, Dietrich scored, Castro to second
    • B. Anderson: Anderson singled to left, Castro scored, Anderson to third on left fielder Schwarber fielding error
    • G. Cooper: Ball, Cooper singled to center, Anderson scored
    • M. Rojas: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Rojas fouled out to right
    • C. Wallach: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Wallach struck out swinging
    • End of the 3rd (3 Runs, 3 Hits, 1 Error)
  • 2ND INNING
    • J. Urena Pitching:
    • I. Happ: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Happ struck out swinging
    • K. Bryant: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Bryant lined out to third
    • A. Rizzo: Rizzo homered to right
    • W. Contreras: Strike looking, Ball, Contreras fouled out to first
    • Middle of the 2nd (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • J. Lester Pitching:
    • M. Rojas: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Rojas grounded out to second
    • C. Wallach: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Wallach walked
    • J. Urena: Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Urena struck out bunting foul
    • L. Brinson: Ball, Brinson reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Wallach out at second
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • J. Urena Pitching:
    • I. Happ: Happ homered to right
    • K. Bryant: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Bryant walked
    • A. Rizzo: Foul, Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Rizzo hit by pitch, Bryant to second
    • W. Contreras: Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Contreras struck out swinging
    • K. Schwarber: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Schwarber grounded out to first, Bryant to third, Rizzo to second
    • A. Russell: Ball, Foul, Ball, Russell hit by pitch
    • J. Heyward: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Heyward walked, Bryant scored, Rizzo to third, Russell to second
    • J. Baez: Ball, Baez hit by pitch, Rizzo scored, Russell to third, Heyward to second
    • J. Lester: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Lester grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 1st (3 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • J. Lester Pitching:
    • L. Brinson: Ball, Strike looking, Brinson grounded out to shortstop
    • D. Dietrich: Ball, Strike swinging, Dietrich grounded out to second
    • S. Castro: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Castro reached on an infield single to shortstop, Castro to second on shortstop Russell fielding error
    • J. Bour: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Bour walked
    • B. Anderson: Strike looking, Anderson singled to right center, Castro scored, Bour to second
    • G. Cooper: Cooper reached on fielder's choice to third, Bour out at third
    • End of the 1st (1 Run, 2 Hits, 1 Error)