Fans gather outside of Wrigley Field before a Major League Baseball season-opening game between the Chicago Cubs and the St. Louis Cardinals in Chicago, Sunday, April 5, 2015. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
Nam Y. Huh
April 05, 2015

CHICAGO (AP) Jason Heyward got the first hit of the new major league season, a double in the first inning for the St. Louis Cardinals against the Chicago Cubs on Sunday night.

Heyward scored the first run soon after that, on a single by Matt Holliday off new Cubs ace Jon Lester at Wrigley Field. Heyward was acquired by the Cardinals in a November trade with Atlanta.

Lester, who signed a big free-agent deal with Chicago over the winter, threw a strike to Matt Carpenter on the first pitch of the game. The left-hander also got the majors' first strikeout when he fanned Jhonny Peralta in the first.

Heyward also doubled in his second at-bat leading off the third.

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