Wade Davis

Rizzo, Cubs raise banner, beat Dodgers 3-2 in home opener

Anthony Rizzo sliced the ball into left field, and it was time to party — again.

Quite a night for the All-Star slugger.

Rizzo hit a game-winning single off closer Kenley Jansen in the ninth inning, and the Chicago Cubs beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 3-2 on Monday after raising a World Series championship banner for the first time at Wrigley Field.

In a fitting bit of symmetry, Rizzo had the honors from start to finish. The respected first baseman was picked to begin hoisting the 2016 flag, and then he was the player who carried the World Series trophy onto the field.

"I'll remember this day for as long as I play baseball," Rizzo said.

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