Score in bold.
Mets (1-0) 2 AT Nationals (0-1) 0 – A pitching duel to begin the year. Scherzer and deGrom combined for 22 strikeouts. Scherzer went longer, but a homer and then an RBI single from Robinson Cano put the Mets on top. Edwin Diaz got his first save as a Met. Trea Turner stole three bases.
Orioles (0-1) 2 AT Yankees (1-0) 7 – Luke Voit destroyed a ball for a Three-run homer and Masahiro Tanaka pitched well. Adam Ottavino had three strikeouts in his scoreless Yankee debut. Trey Mancini banged out three hits for Baltimore, but they were otherwise held in check. Chris Davis was 0-3 with three strikeouts before being removed for a Pinch Hitter.
Cardinals (0-1) 4 AT Brewers (1-0) 5 – Kolten Wong and Harrison Bader hit home runs in the 1st inning as the Cards jumped out to a 3-0 lead. The Brewers answered with a few home runs of their own, starting with Mike Moustakas in the 2nd. Last year’s MVP, Christian Yelich, hit a Three-run shot in the 3rd and even the pitcher, Jhoulys Chacin, homered in the 5th. Wong added a homer in the 7th, and in the 9th Jose Martinez launched one that was robbed by Lorenzo Cain, who made an incredible game-saving catch. Go watch the highlight. Hader got the save with two scoreless innings and 4 Ks.
Braves (0-1) 4 AT Phillies (1-0) 10 – Andrew McCutchen homered in his debut for the Phils who scored 10 runs. Rhys Hoskins hit a Grand Slam, but Bryce Harper had a less than stellar debut. Aaron Nola pitched well over his six innings. The Braves were pummeled on Opening Day.
Tigers (1-0) 2 AT Blue Jays (0-1) 0 F/10 – Marcus Stroman was great over seven scoreless innings, but the day belonged to Jordan Zimmerman, who only gave up a hit. Both offenses were silent until Christian Stewart hammered a ball in the 10th to put the Tigers up 2-0.
Astros (1-0) 5 AT Rays (0-1) 1 – The other matchup between Cy Youngs wasn’t as great. Justin Verlander hurled seven strong innings, but Blake Snell got hit around. A home run by newly acquired Michael Brantley was a nice sight for Astros fans.
Cubs (1-0) 12 AT Rangers (0-1) 4 – Another game with plenty of homers. The Cubs got two homers from Javier Baez, and the offense did not let up. Jon Lester threw six innings of two run ball. Aside from homers from Elvis Andrus and Nomar Mazara, it was a miserable day for the Rangers.
Angels (0-1) 0 AT Athletics (1-2) 4 – The A’s and Angels played a 2-hour and 18-minute game. Mike Fiers pitched six scoreless innings. Khris Davis hit his second homer of the young season and the A’s got their first win after two losses to the Mariners in Japan.
Pirates (0-1) 3 AT Reds (1-0) 5 – Jose Peraza and Derek Dietrich homered for the Reds in their win. Luis Castillo only gave up one run in five and two thirds. Yasiel Puig failed to get a hit in his Reds debut.
Rockies (1-0) 6 AT Marlins (0-1) 3 – David Dahl collected three hits to power the Rockies. Kyle Freeland pitched seven innings of one run ball. Jose Urena got hit around, but after he left the Marlins ‘pen did not give up a hit.
Indians (0-1) 0 AT Twins (1-0) 2 – It was a shutout for both sides until the 7th. Corey Kluber pitched well, but in the 7th he finally gave up some runs. Jose Berrios went seven and two thirds without giving up a run and he struck out ten. Marwin Gonzalez came through with the big hit in the 7th to break the scoreless tie.
Giants (0-1) 0 AT Padres (1-0) 2 – Madison Bumgarner threw seven solid innings, but the Padres combined for the shutout. Will Myers knocked in both RBIs for the Padres. Manny Machado didn’t record a hit in his Padres debut.
D-backs (0-1) 5 AT Dodgers (1-0) 12 – The Dodgers knocked around Zach Greinke and set the record for 8 Opening Day homers. Hyun-Jin Ryu pitched well over his six innings. Corey Seager homered in his return from Tommy John, and Austin Barnes had three hits. It was a day the D-backs might want to forget, but Adam Jones did homer in his Arizona debut. They may have a bright spot in Christian Walker, who homered and doubled.
White Sox (0-1) 3 AT Royals (1-0) 5 – Brad Keller threw seven scoreless and Jorge Soler had a nice day at the plate driving in 2. There were no homers in this one, but Adalberto Mondesi flashed his speed when he legged out a triple. Eloy Jimenez went hitless but got hit by a pitch to record an RBI.
Red Sox (0-1) 4 AT Mariners (3-0) 12 – Chris Sale wasn’t ready for this barrage of Mariners offense. The Mariners continued their perfect season by scoring twelve off the Red Sox. Tim Beckham homered twice in two innings and the Mariners collected twelve hits. Mookie Betts had three hits.