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  • Writer's pictureSean Vowells

Opening Day comes and goes

Opening day in the MLB means a whole lot more than the one game is signifies on the calendar. For most baseball fans and Americans, it is a reminder that the depths of winter are behind us and that warmer weather is ahead. It may only be one game out of a long 162 game season, but it means so much more than a single win or loss to the players and fans.

Yankees 5 - Giants 0

Gerrit Cole struck out 11 in 6 shutout innings as the Yankees started off the season with a win. Captain Aaron Judge homered in his first at-bat while 21-year old Anthony Volpe made his major league debut at short. Logan Webb struck out 12 in 6 innings, where he gave up 4 runs.

Orioles 10 - Red Sox 9

Catcher Adley Rustchman went 5-5 with 4 RBI's in Baltimore's opening day win over the Red Sox at Fenway Park. Boston trailed 10-4 going into the 8th and nearly completed the comeback late. Star 3B Rafael Devers struck out in the 9th inning because he was not ready in the box at the time.

Rangers 11 - Phillies 7

Jacob DeGrom and Aaron Nola did not have the pitchers duel that many were expecting in the Rangers' 11-7 win over the Phillies. Philly ran DeGrom out of the game with him having given up 5 runs in 3.2 innings. Texas fought back with a 9-run 4th inning to give Nola the same line as DeGrom. Bohm had 3 RBI's for Philly while Grossman had 3 RBI's for Texas.

Mets 5 - Marlins 3

The Mets opened their season with a 5-3 win over Miami behind Max Scherzer's quality start of 6 IP and 3 ER. The bullpen of Smith, Raley, and Robertson held it down for the Mets. Leadoff hitter Brandon Nimmo had a nice day at the plate, going 1-3 with 3 RBI's.

Blue Jays 10 - Cardinals 9

Toronto got on the board early and held on for an opening day 10-9 win over St. Louis. The top two hitters in the order for the Blue Jays, Springer and Bichette, went a combined 9-12 with 6 R and 2 RBI's. Neither Manoah or Mikolas, the two starters, had a quality game to write about.

White Sox 3 - Astros 2

The White Sox opened their season with a 3-2 win over the defending champs. Dylan Cease shoved for Chicago, throwing 6.1 innings of 1 run ball and 10 K's. Framber Valdez also had a nice start for Houston, going 5.0 innings with 4 K's and 0 ER. All of the scoring in this one came in the 7th inning or later.

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