April 2, 2021; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Baltimore Orioles pitcher John Means (47) delivers a pitch during the first inning against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Gregory Fisher-USA TODAY Sports
John Means allowed a hit over seven impressive innings in his first career opening day, and guest Baltimore Orioles defeated the Boston Red Sox 3-0 on Friday afternoon in a belated season opener for both teams.
A day after the teams' first scheduled game was wet, Means beat five (1-0) and didn't go away in a strong 97-pitch game that scored 65 hits. The left-hander was eliminated from the last 18 hits after Xander Bogaerts opened the second inning with a field error.
The only hit Means allowed was a leadoff single for Enrique Hernandez, which was later picked up after the Orioles challenged the original decision. Nathan Eovaldi (0-1) started for Boston instead of Eduardo Rodriguez (inflammation of the left elbow) and allowed a run with four hits in 5 1/3 innings.
Ryan Mountcastle scored a brace in sixth and Anthony Santander had an RBI single for the Orioles in eighth, who also welcomed Trey Mancini back after missing all of last season recovering from stage 3 colon cancer. Mancini went 1: 3 with a walk.
White Sox 12, Angel 8
Jose Abreus Grand Slam put the White Sox in the lead, but rookie Yermin Mercedes stood out in Chicago's win over Los Angeles in Anaheim.
In addition to Abreu's 199th career home run, the White Sox received a home run from Tim Anderson among their 13 hits. Five of these hits came from Mercedes, which was just making its first career major league start. Mercedes knocked in four runs.
Albert Pujols hit a three run homer for the Angels and Shohei Ohtani tore a two run homer in the ninth inning. The third pitcher from Chicago, Michael Kopech (1-0), took the win with two innings. Andrew Heaney (0-1) from Los Angeles allowed seven runs with five hits and two walks in more than three innings.
Rays 6, Marlins 4
Joey Wendle prevailed against a triple homer in the ninth inning and led Tampa Bay to a win in Miami.
Reliever Anthony Bass (0-1), who made his Marlins debut and allowed Wendle Homer on an 87-mile splinter, suffered the loss. Austin Meadows scored a solo home run for the second straight running time, and Manuel Margot scored, tripled and scored two runs for Tampa Bay.
Ray's starter Ryan Yarbrough threw 5 2/3 scoreless innings while Marlin's starter Pablo Lopez threw five scoreless innings. Miami received two hits and two RBIs from Miguel Rojas and three hits from Starling Marte.
Dodgers 11, Rockies 6
Trevor Bauer made a no-hitter in the seventh inning, Justin Turner had three hits and three RBIs, and Los Angeles beat Colorado in Denver.
Bauer (1-0) only allowed a walk through six innings before being touched with three hits on the seventh for four runs before leaving. The right-hander finished his Dodgers debut with two walks and 10 spikes in 6 1/3 innings.
Ryan McMahon scored and finished with two hits, Charlie Blackmon, Sam Hilliard and Dom Nunez also scored, and Trevor Story had two hits in the seventh inning for the Rockies.
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Astros 9, A & # 39; s 5
Jose Altuve scored four times, Michael Brantley hit three doubles and Houston hit his way to a win in Oakland.
Alex Bregman and Kyle Tucker both drove three runs each, while Yuli Gurriel and Altuve each made the base five times for the Astros, who took a 5-0 lead but needed a ninth three-run inning to secure victory. Bregman and Gurriel met.
The A's got a pinch hit, two homers from Chad Pinder, and Matt Olson and Jed Lowrie got two hits apiece.
Giant 6, Seafarer 3
Donovan Solano's two-piece double with two outs in the seventh inning broke a tie when the visit to San Francisco defeated Seattle.
Buster Posey and Evan Longoria both scored for the Giants for the second time in a row. Wandy Peralta (1-0) scored 1 1/3 with no relief for the win, and his left-hander Jake McGee scored the save.
Drew Steckenrider (0-1) took the defeat for the Mariners, who got a two-part single from Evan White.
Padres 4, Diamondbacks 2
Eric Hosmer had a home run and three RBIs for the second straight game when hosts San Diego beat Arizona.
Hosmer hit a two-run homer in the third of Diamondback's starter Merrill Kelly and added an RBI single at the end of the seventh after Arizona got a run on Ketel Martes homer with two runs in the top of the inning.
Emilio Pagan (2-0), the fourth pitcher of the Padres, worked a goalless inning and took the win. Mark Melancon also took up the parade in a repetition of the start on Thursday. Kelly (0-1) lost after giving up three runs in four innings.
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