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    Cubs Will Play MLB's First Game of 2018
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    Kris Bryant #17 of the Chicago Cubs waits to bat against the Cincinnati Reds during their exhibition game at Cashman Field on March 25, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Cubs won 11-7. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

    The Chicago Cubs may not be the defending World Series champion this season, but they’ve still been given a very big responsibility by Major League Baseball.

    The league announced start times for games on Wednesday afternoon, and the Cubs will play the very first game of the 2018 against the Miami Marlins. The Cubs and Marlins will get underway at 11:40 a.m. Central time on Mar. 28, kicking off a full day of MLB action.

    The league will have all 30 teams start their season on the same date for the first time since 1968, according to a press release.

    The Cubs also announced that their pitchers and catchers will hold their first spring training workouts on Feb. 14, with the first full squad workout slated for Feb. 19. 

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