Sunday, February 29, 2004

Cubs line up aces for Reds



Cincinnati Enquirer

Kerry Wood will start the Chicago Cubs opener against the Reds at Great American Ball Park on April 5 and be followed by Greg Maddux and Mark Prior.

Manager Dusty Baker wants to use Maddux, the four-time Cy Young Award winner who re-signed with the Cubs this month, and his crafty assortment of pitches between his two young power pitchers Wood and Prior.

"I'm going with Prior after Maddux to give a different look, plus you know Prior can learn a lot from Maddux, I think," Baker said Saturday.




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