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Members of the grounds crew prepare the infield at Marlins Park before the opening day baseball game between the Chicago Cubs and the Miami Marlins, Thursday, March 29, 2018, in Miami. (AP Photo/Gaston De Cardenas)
March 29, 2018 - 5:59 pm
The Latest on baseball's opening day (all times Eastern): 5:50 p.m. Justin Verlander has finished his first opening day start for the Houston Astros with six scoreless innings. Verlander struck out five, walked two and hit a batter while throwing 90 pitches for the World Series champions in their...
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Second base umpire Ed Hickox, left, watches as Houston Astros' George Springer, right, rounds second after hitting a solo home run off Texas Rangers' Cole Hamels on a lead at-bat in the first inning of a baseball game in Arlington, Texas, Thursday, March 29, 2018. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
March 29, 2018 - 5:37 pm
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — George Springer has set a MLB first with his 100th career home run for the Houston Astros. The World Series MVP led off the Astros' season opener at Texas with a home run off Rangers left-hander Cole Hamels. It is the second year in a row that Springer led off the Astros...
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Chicago Cubs center fielder Ian Happ rounds third base after hitting a home run in the first inning of a baseball game against the Miami Marlins, in Miami Thursday, March 29, 2018. (AP Photo/Gaston De Cardenas)
March 29, 2018 - 5:34 pm
MIAMI (AP) — A large contingent of Chicago Cubs fans crashed opening day in Miami, and one pitch into the major league season, Ian Happ had them on their feet to celebrate while Marlins fans stewed. An inning later, Anthony Rizzo earned a standing ovation from the entire stadium, the cheers mixed...
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Members of the Atlanta Braves grounds crew put final touches on the field as the team prepares to play the Philadelphia Phillies in a home opening baseball game Thursday, March 29, 2018, in Atlanta. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)
March 29, 2018 - 5:26 pm
The Latest on baseball's opening day (all times Eastern): 5:22 p.m. Zach Duke performed a baseball rarity at Camden Yards, striking out four in an inning. Unfortunately for the Twins reliever, he yielded two runs in the process. Duke entered in the seventh inning of a scoreless game and promptly...
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Media document the arrival of Los Angeles Angels' Shohei Ohtani as he takes the field prior to the baseball game against the Oakland Athletics on Thursday, March 29, 2018 in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
March 29, 2018 - 4:54 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Just like that, Shohei Ohtani has his first major league hit. Ohtani lined a first-pitch single down the right-field line Thursday against Oakland's Kendall Graveman with two outs in the second inning and the Angels ahead 1-0. The Japanese two-way star started at designated...
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New York Mets' Adrian Gonzalez hits a fifth-inning RBI double in an opening day baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals, Thursday, March 29, 2018, in New York. Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina is behind the plate. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
March 29, 2018 - 4:39 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Yoenis Cespedes drove in three runs and newcomer Adrian Gonzalez hit a go-ahead double to lead Noah Syndergaard and the New York Mets past the St. Louis Cardinals 9-4 in their opener Thursday. Syndergaard (1-0) struck out 10 and walked none in six innings after missing most of last...
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Members of the grounds crew prepare the infield at Marlins Park before the opening day baseball game between the Chicago Cubs and the Miami Marlins, Thursday, March 29, 2018, in Miami. (AP Photo/Gaston De Cardenas)
March 29, 2018 - 3:38 pm
The Latest on baseball's opening day (all times Eastern): 3:30 p.m. The first home run of the season at Camden Yards was turned into an out by Orioles right fielder Craig Gentry. Minnesota's Eddie Rosario lifted a drive that was headed over the 7-foot wall before Gentry leaped, stuck up his glove...
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FILE - In this Nov. 1, 2017, file photo, Houston Astros' Yuli Gurriel reacts after striking out against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the third inning of Game 7 of baseball's World Series in Los Angeles. Gurriel has started the season on baseball’s restricted list to serve his five-game suspension from the World Series rather than on the disabled list after hand surgery last month. Gurriel was suspended after making an inappropriate gesture during Game 3 of the World Series after hitting a homer off Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Yu Darvish, who is from Japan. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo, File)
March 29, 2018 - 2:57 pm
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Houston first baseman Yuli Gurriel started the season Thursday on baseball's restricted list to serve his five-game suspension from the World Series rather than on the disabled list after hand surgery last month. Gurriel was suspended after making an inappropriate gesture...
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Chicago Cubs center fielder Ian Happ rounds third base after hitting a home run in the first inning of a baseball game against the Miami Marlins, in Miami Thursday, March 29, 2018. (AP Photo/Gaston De Cardenas)
March 29, 2018 - 2:38 pm
MIAMI (AP) — The baseball season began with a bang. Ian Happ of the Chicago Cubs hit a home run on the very first pitch of the year, connecting Thursday against Miami's Jose Urena at Marlins Park. Happ tagged a 95 mph fastball and sent it far over the right field fence. The drive kept up a familiar...
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March 29, 2018 - 1:36 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A former top official of Major League Baseball's digital company has sued Baseball Advanced Media and BAMTech, claiming he wasn't paid for equity he was owed when The Walt Disney Co. took majority control of BAMTech. Dinn Mann was executive vice president of content at Baseball...
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