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|Grand Slam Helps Lift Bucs Past Cubs
|CHICAGO (AP) -- Neil Walker hit a grand slam, Andrew McCutchen also homered and Kevin Correia pitched into the seventh inning Friday as the Pittsburgh Pirates opened the season under new manager Clint Hurdle with a 6-3 victory over the Chicago Cubs.
Walker's grand slam came off Ryan Dempster (0-1) on a 3-2 pitch, a long drive to right that ended up on Sheffield Avenue and gave the Pirates a 4-2 lead in the fifth.
Correia (1-0) allowed seven hits and was charged with three runs -- two earned -- in six-innings plus.
Chicago's loss, before a Wrigley Field crowd of 41,358 on a rainy day, spoiled Mike Quade's first game as the Cubs' full-time manager. He held the post on an interim basis for the final 37 games a year ago.
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