Freeland goes 7 innings as Rockies beat Marlins 6-3

Baseball 03/29/19, 03:15

Making his first opening day start, Kyle Freeland pitched like it was just another game, which means the Colorado Rockies won.The left-hander allowed two hits and one run in seven innings, and Colorado beat the sloppy Miami Marlins 6-3 Thursday.Freeland (1-0), who had a breakout 17-win season in 2018, retired ...

Harper a hit without connecting as Phils win debut

Baseball 03/29/19, 03:14

Bryce Harper had already struck out twice in his $330 million debut when he was set to dig his gaudy green Phanatic spikes in at the plate in the seventh inning.With two runners on base and no outs, Harper never got the chance to swing the bat with "ill" — ...

Voit homers, Tanaka strong, Yanks beat O’s 7-2 in opener

Baseball 03/29/19, 03:14

Luke Voit heard the "Luuuuuke!" chants during pre-game introductions, and that got the exuberant, oversized slugger going."Man, it fires me up every time," he said.Beats the start of last season, when Voit was stashed away in Triple-A.New York Yankees' Luke Voit, left, celebrates his three-run home run with Aaron Judge ...

Davis hits second home run of season, A’s beat Angels 4-0

Baseball 03/29/19, 03:13

Back home from an 0-2 trip to Japan, the slugging Oakland Athletics got "comfy."Reigning homer run champion Khris Davis went deep for the second time this season , Marcus Semien added a solo shot and the A's beat the Los Angeles Angels 4-0 on Thursday for their first win after ...

Nationals lose 1st game of 2019 with 2018-type miscues

Baseball 03/29/19, 01:41

In some respects, the first game of 2019 felt a bit like a remnant of 2018 all over again for manager Dave Martinez and the Washington Nationals.As much as the roster has been reworked after missing the playoffs, with plenty of folks gone — most prominently, of course, Bryce Harper ...

Dodgers set opening day mark with 8 HRs in win over Arizona

Baseball 03/28/19, 22:10

Joc Pederson and Enrique Hernandez each hit two of the Los Angeles Dodgers' eight home runs Thursday in a 12-5 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks.The Dodgers set a major league record for homers on opening day and tied the franchise mark for any game.Hernandez, Austin Barnes and Corey Seager all ...

Keller pitches Royals past White Sox 5-3 in rainy opener

Baseball 03/28/19, 20:54

Brad Keller pitched two-hit ball over seven shutout innings, Adalberto Mondesi tripled twice and the Kansas Royals beat the Chicago White Sox 5-3 on Thursday after the start of their season opener was delayed nearly two hours by rain.Eloy Jimenez went 0 for 3 with an RBI in his major ...

Leading off: Knebel’s decision, Morton faces former team

Baseball 03/28/19, 20:17

A look at what's happening around the majors Friday:DAY OF DECISIONCorey Knebel plans to choose a course of action on his ailing right elbow, potentially sidelining a key part of Milwaukee's vaunted bullpen for the season.Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Nathan Eovaldi warms up before a spring training baseball game ...

Harper, Red Sox draw cheers, deGrom delivers on opening day

Baseball 03/28/19, 18:48

Bryce Harper bowed to his new fans, Chris Sale and the Boston Red Sox began the defense of their World Series crown and the great Mariano Rivera threw one more strike from the mound at Yankee Stadium.Then, from ballparks across the land, it was time for opening day.Lorenzo Cain made ...

Kyle Zimmer makes it to big leagues after Yost prank

Baseball 03/28/19, 18:43

Having spent six seasons in the minor leagues and last year working on his mechanics, right-hander Kyle Zimmer had a strong spring training for Kansas City and hoped to make the Royals' opening day roster.Then manager Ned Yost told the Zimmer and infielder Frank Schwindel they were going to Omaha, ...

Freeland goes 7 innings as Rockies beat Marlins 6-3

Baseball 03/28/19, 18:14

Kyle Freeland allowed two hits and one run in seven innings in his first opening day start, and the Colorado Rockies beat the sloppy Miami Marlins 6-3 Thursday.Freeland (1-0), who had a breakout 17-win season in 2018, retired his first 11 batters before Starlin Castro lined a single. The only ...

Zimmermann perfect into 7th, Tigers top Blue Jays 2-0 in 10

Baseball 03/28/19, 18:13

Jordan Zimmermann took a perfect game into the seventh inning, Christian Stewart hit a two-run homer in the 10th and the Detroit Tigers beat the Toronto Blue Jays 2-0 Thursday on opening day.Zimmermann, who pitched a no-hitter for Washington on the final day of the 2014 season, came close to ...

New-look Reds rally for 5-3 win over Pirates on Dietrich HR

Baseball 03/28/19, 18:10

Derek Dietrich's three-run homer in the bottom of the seventh inning rallied the new-look Reds to a 5-3 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Thursday, an encouraging start for a Cincinnati team looking to escape last place.Playing their first game under manager David Bell , the Reds got starring performances ...

Verlander outpitches Snell, Astros cruise past Rays 5-1

Baseball 03/28/19, 18:01

Justin Verlander outpitched Blake Snell in a rare opening-day matchup between a reigning Cy Young Award winner and runner-up, helping the Houston Astros begin the season Thursday with a 5-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays.George Springer homered on opening day for the third straight year. Michael Brantley and Jose ...

Machado hitless, Tatis 2 hits in debut as Padres beat Giants

Baseball 03/28/19, 17:53

Manny Machado went hitless in his first game with the San Diego Padres and Fernando Tatis Jr. singled twice in his big league debut, a 2-0 opening win over the San Francisco Giants on Thursday.Wil Myers homered off Madison Bumgarner in the start of a new era for the Padres, ...

Gonzalez, Berrios guide Twins past Indians 2-0 in opener

Baseball 03/28/19, 17:51

Minnesota newcomer Marwin Gonzalez hit a two-run double in the seventh inning, Jose Berrios outdueled Corey Kluber and the Twins gave manager Rocco Baldelli a win in his debut, starting the season by beating the Cleveland Indians 2-0 Thursday.Berrios set a Twins opening day record with 10 strikeouts, with the ...

Davis hits second home run of season, A’s beat Angels 4-0

Baseball 03/28/19, 17:43

Reigning homer run champion Khris Davis went deep for the second time this season, Marcus Semien added a solo shot and the Oakland Athletics beat the Los Angeles Angels 4-0 on Thursday for their first win after a pair of losses to Seattle last week in Japan.Mike Trout singled and ...

Harper a hit without connecting as Phils win debut

Baseball 03/28/19, 17:25

Bryce Harper struck out twice in green Phanatic cleats in his $330 million debut and bowed to thousands of fans in No. 3 jerseys who gave him rousing standing ovations in the Philadelphia Phillies' 10-4 win over the Atlanta Braves on Thursday.Harper had the city electric in anticipation for his ...

Cain takes away HR for final out, Brewers beat Cardinals 5-4

Baseball 03/28/19, 16:19

Milwaukee center fielder Lorenzo Cain soared above the wall to rob Jose Martinez of a tying home run for the final out, lifting Christian Yelich and the Brewers over the St. Louis Cardinals 5-4 in an opener Thursday.With at least one Cardinals player in the bullpen already raising his arms ...

Voit homers, Tanaka strong, Yanks beat O’s 7-2 in opener

Baseball 03/28/19, 15:27

Luke Voit hit a first-inning homer, Masahiro Tanaka finally got an opening day victory in his fourth try and the New York Yankees started the season with a 7-2 win over the Baltimore Orioles on Thursday.Voit launched a three-run drive off Andrew Cashner (0-1), and Greg Bird added a solo ...