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Cubs start off season of high expectations at Angel Stadium

The Chicago Cubs are loaded with pitching, power and playoff experience. A franchise that hasn't won the World Series in 108 years opens the season Monday night as a strong contender to reign in October.

Chicago's most anticipated season in generations begins just down the street from Disneyland, but these Cubs are no Cinderellas.

"I think the expectations are wonderful," Cubs manager Joe Maddon said Sunday. "Pressure is a wonderful word. And if you channel it properly, it's going to make you better."

Cy Young winner Jake Arrieta takes the mound against Garrett Richards and the Los Angeles Angels to open a year of enormous expectations and...