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LEADING OFF: Scherzer starts for Nats, Stanton swings away

A look at what’s happening all around the majors today: — TRY AGAIN Article continues below … Max Scherzer begins his bid for a third straight NL Cy Young Award when he starts for Washington at Great American Ball Park. Opening day in Cincinnati was pushed back a day because of rain – the forecast calls for a dry afternoon ...

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Lamb’s 4 RBI help Corbin, D-backs conquer Rockies in opener

PHOENIX — Four years after Tommy John surgery derailed his anticipated opening day start, Patrick Corbin got another chance and made the most of it, with a lot of help from Arizona’s offense. Corbin struck out eight while pitching into the sixth inning and the Diamondbacks got hits up and down the lineup in an 8-2 victory over the Colorado ...

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Jose Urena on a rough Opening Day start

Mar 29, 2018 at 4:58p ET Miami Marlins right-hander Jose Urena addresses the media after his Opening Day start Thursday afternoon, saying pitching the first game of the season didn’t feel any different and he prepared the same as he always does. More FOX Sports Florida Videos More FOX Sports Florida Videos»

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WATCH: First HR of the 2018 Angels season? KOLE CALHOUN!

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Springer 1st with consecutive MLB opening day leadoff HRs

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 opener with a homer, making ...

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Buoyed by 2017 success, D-backs expect to contend again

PHOENIX — The Arizona Diamondbacks were one of baseball’s big surprises a year ago. The surprise this year would be if they don’t keep winning. “Last year we kind of snuck up on people and had to earn their respect,” said Torey Lovullo, the National League manager of the year in his first season in the desert. “I think we’ve ...

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LEADING OFF: Astros open defense, Giancarlo leads new faces

A look at what’s happening all around the majors today: — FIRST DEFENSE Article continues below … The Houston Astros begin the season as reigning World Series champions for the first time following their victory over the Dodgers last fall. AL Championship Series MVP Justin Verlander will make his first opening-day start with Houston after nine with Detroit. Verlander will ...

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It’s Duffy vs. Shields as new-look Royals open against White Sox

The Kansas City Royals lost a couple key contributors during the offseason when Eric Hosmer signed with the San Diego Padres and Lorenzo Cain joined the Milwaukee Brewers. Then the Royals learned Wednesday that they lost five-time All-Star catcher Salvador Perez for the next four to six weeks. He tore the medial collateral ligament in his left knee Tuesday night when he ...

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