John Means allowed one hit over seven spectacular innings in his first profession Opening Day begin and the visiting Baltimore Orioles beat the Boston Red Sox 3-0 on Friday afternoon in a delayed season opener for each groups.
One day after the groups’ first scheduled sport was rained out, Means (1-0) struck out 5 and walked none in a robust 97-pitch outing that noticed him throw 65 strikes. The left-hander retired the ultimate 18 hitters after Xander Bogaerts opened the second inning by reaching on a fielding error.
The solely hit Means allowed was a leadoff single to Enrique Hernandez, who was subsequently picked off after the Orioles challenged the preliminary ruling. Nathan Eovaldi (0-1) began for Boston rather than Eduardo Rodriguez (left elbow irritation) and allowed one run on 4 hits in 5 1/3 innings.
Ryan Mountcastle hit a two-run double within the sixth and Anthony Santander had an RBI single within the eighth for the Orioles, who additionally welcomed again Trey Mancini after he missed all of final season recovering from Stage 3 colon most cancers. Mancini went 1-for-3 with a stroll.
White Sox 12, Angels 8
Jose Abreu’s grand slam gave the White Sox a lead, however rookie Yermin Mercedes stood out in Chicago’s win over Los Angeles in Anaheim.
Besides Abreu’s 199th profession house run, the White Sox received a house run from Tim Anderson amongst their 13 hits. Five of these hits got here from Mercedes, who was making his first profession main league begin. Mercedes knocked in 4 runs.
Albert Pujols hit a three-run homer for the Angels, and Shohei Ohtani ripped a two-run shot within the ninth inning. Chicago’s third pitcher, Michael Kopech (1-0), picked up the win with two shutout innings. Los Angeles’ Andrew Heaney (0-1) allowed seven runs on 5 hits and two walks in three-plus innings.
Rays 6, Marlins 4
Joey Wendle slugged a go-ahead, three-run homer within the high of the ninth inning, main Tampa Bay to a win at Miami.
Reliever Anthony Bass (0-1), who made his Marlins debut and allowed the Wendle homer on an 87 mph splitter, took the loss. Austin Meadows hit a solo house run for the second sport in a row, and Manuel Margot homered, tripled and scored two runs for Tampa Bay.
Rays starter Ryan Yarbrough threw 5 2/3 scoreless innings whereas Marlins starter Pablo Lopez pitched 5 scoreless innings. Miami received two hits and two RBIs from Miguel Rojas and three hits from Starling Marte.
Dodgers 11, Rockies 6
Trevor Bauer took a no-hitter into the seventh inning, Justin Turner had three hits and three RBIs, and Los Angeles beat Colorado in Denver.
Bauer (1-0) allowed only one stroll by means of six innings earlier than being touched for 4 runs on three hits within the seventh earlier than departing. The right-hander completed with two walks and 10 strikeouts in 6 1/3 innings in his Dodgers debut.
Ryan McMahon homered and completed with two hits, Charlie Blackmon, Sam Hilliard and Dom Nunez additionally homered and Trevor Story had two hits within the seventh inning for the Rockies.
Astros 9, A’s 5
Jose Altuve scored 4 instances, Michael Brantley smacked three doubles and Houston slugged its method to a victory at Oakland.
Alex Bregman and Kyle Tucker drove in three runs apiece whereas Yuli Gurriel and Altuve every reached base 5 instances for the Astros, who jumped out to a 5-0 lead however wanted a three-run ninth inning to safe the victory. Bregman and Gurriel homered.
The A’s received a pinch-hit, two-run homer from Chad Pinder, and Matt Olson and Jed Lowrie had two hits apiece.
Giants 6, Mariners 3
Donovan Solano’s two-run double with two outs within the seventh inning broke a tie as visiting San Francisco beat Seattle.
Buster Posey and Evan Longoria each homered for the second consecutive evening for the Giants. Wandy Peralta (1-0) pitched 1 1/3 hitless innings of aid for the victory, and fellow left-hander Jake McGee earned the save.
Drew Steckenrider (0-1) took the loss for the Mariners, who received a two-run single from Evan White.
Padres 4, Diamondbacks 2
Eric Hosmer had a house run and three RBIs for the second straight sport as host San Diego defeated Arizona.
Hosmer hit a two-run homer within the third off Diamondbacks starter Merrill Kelly and added an RBI single within the backside of the seventh after Arizona had pulled to inside a run on Ketel Marte’s two-run homer within the high of the inning.
Emilio Pagan (2-0), the Padres’ fourth pitcher, labored a scoreless inning and received the win. Also in a repeat from Thursday’s opener, Mark Melancon picked up the save. Kelly (0-1) took the loss after giving up three runs in 4 innings.
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