Nova allowed five runs in 5.1 innings against the Twins last time out, and he was tagged with his first loss of the season.
Chicago star Kris Bryant had three hits, including his second homer of the season, and walked twice one day after he committed a costly error in the ninth inning of Milwaukee's 5-4 win.
The Cubs are now averaging 4.50 runs per game, ranking them 15th in the Majors.
Major League Baseball is officially back! In the Sunday game, Harrison managed a pair of hits and a run while Gregory Polanco hit a two-run homer.
They just won three of four from a very good Brewers squad, where they took advantage of all the Milwaukee mistakes, received quality starts in all three victories and saw their bullpen shut down an offense that very well may border on "elite", even without Christian Yelich.
Brewers: Jhoulys Chacin (0-1) takes the hill when the team opens a six-game road trip at St. Louis.
Quintana (1-1) struck out six and walked two while lowering his ERA in five starts against Milwaukee from 0.90 to 0.77. He is 2-1 in four career starts against the Cubs.
Jeremy Crafton and son, Lane, from Indianapolis, had tickets yesterday and spent the night in Chicago to make today's game. Manager Joe Maddon said Rizzo might miss the Cubs' home opener on Monday against Pittsburgh, but he wasn't "overly concerned" after talking to the first baseman and the trainer. Dodger fans (of course) got into it on Opening Day and you know there would've been at least one if Detroit's Opening Day didn't get canceled. In his 6.0 innings during his first start this year, Chatwood put up four hits and one earned.
Furthermore, the Cubs were able to have some success against Nova last season, scoring 10 runs in 16 innings, and Nova struggled at Wrigley Field last season, serving up seven runs in 9.2 innings spread across two starts.
The Cubs (5-4) and Pirates (7-2) will push their scheduled starters back a day.
But cold weather or not, the Pirates will look to stay hot.