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Chicago Cubs wear Marjory Stoneman Douglas shirts on opening day

Chicago Cubs wear Marjory Stoneman Douglas shirts on opening day

Bleacher Nation Cubs reporter Michael Cerami tweeted Thursday that if Ian Happ opened the Chicago-Miami game with a home run, Cerami would jump into Lake Michigan. After the Happ homer, Kris Bryant walked, and Anthony Rizzo was hit by a pitch. "My emotions on Opening Day are usually pretty high, but with all this, you can't really put it into words".

Both teams wore patches to honor those killed, and Rizzo plans to host four families of the victims at Friday's game. They won 8-5 when Nick Markakis ripped a three-run home run to right field to break a 5-5 tie.

It was the 25th home run of Happ's career, and be just the start of a rough first inning for the Marlins, who gutted their team in the offseason.

Jeter's first inning as chief executive of the Miami Marlins did not quite go as planned.

In the fourth, Kyle Schwarber ran into some issues in the outfield.

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Happ gave the Cubs the fast start they sought. In all, Urena lasted four innings, allowing five runs, six hits and four walks.

"I think the nation is listening", he said. Making his first Opening Day start, Urena needed 36 pitches to get out of a three-run first inning.

Marlins starter Jose Urena, who went 14-7 last season, took the loss.

Fans have been vocal about their unhappiness with the first moves that the new regime made, getting rid of star players like Giancarlo Stanton, Marcell Ozuna, Christian Yelich and Dee Gordon.

"Our guys are going to get better as this year goes", manager Don Mattingly said, "but I don't see us backing away from anybody".