PITTSBURGH (AP) – Seiya Suzuki homered twice, Drew Smyly pitched five scoreless innings and the Chicago Cubs beat Pittsburgh 2-1, spoiling the Pirates’ home opener.
Suzuki connected for leadoff shots in the fifth and seventh.
One of the top players in Japan, Suzuki signed an $85 million, five-year contract with the Cubs last month.
Smyly permitted three hits and walked none in his Cubs debut. The left-hander agreed to a one-year contract last month.