3/31/2014 | For Rays, perfect start for their high expectations
Recording the best record in the Grapefruit League only added to the expectations for the Rays, and they began regular-season play in a perfect fashion, with a convincing win over the Blue Jays in St. Petersburg.
3/31/2014 | Chatwood scratched from Wednesday start
The season is just beginning, and the Rockies' pitching depth is already being tested. The club announced before Monday's opener that right-hander Tyler Chatwood will not make his start on Wednesday night because of a slight left hamstring strain.
3/31/2014 | Harper hit in head after slide, but stays in game
The Nationals received a scare in the second inning of Monday's opener against the Mets. As Eric Young was throwing to first, his right leg hit the sliding Bryce Harper in the head. Harper was down on the ground for several minutes, but he got up on his own power and remained in the game.
3/31/2014 | First Opening Day brings butterflies for Hamilton
Billy Hamilton experienced his first big league games in September. But Opening Day was another experience altogether, and the Reds center fielder knew it. After he cemented his starting job in the leadoff spot during Spring Training, Hamilton had plenty of anticipation.
3/31/2014 | Price keeps cool in first opener as manager
The magnitude of the occasion -- his first Opening Day at any level as a manager -- did not seem to affect Reds skipper Bryan Price before Monday's regular-season debut vs. the Cardinals.
3/31/2014 | Celebrating opener, Aroldis thrilled with recovery
Still recovering from fractures above his left eye and nose from a horrifying moment when a line drive struck him in the face on March 19, Reds closer Aroldis Chapman continues to do well physically.
3/31/2014 | Carp gets last-minute start on Opening Day
Super sub Mike Carp didn't get his first start with the Red Sox last season until Game No. 14. A year later, he was a surprise starter on Opening Day.
3/31/2014 | Red Sox looking forward to White House visit
For their first off-day of the regular season on Tuesday, the Red Sox get to go on a field trip -- one they will long remember.
3/31/2014 | Breslow plans on returning to active roster soon
For the second straight season, Craig Breslow spent Opening Day on the disabled list. However, the invaluable lefty feels he will return much sooner than 2013, when he didn't pitch until May 6.
3/31/2014 | First of two Cubs-Bucs challenges is MLB's first
In the first use of expanded instant replay in the history of Major League Baseball, Cubs manager Rick Renteria challenged a play at first base in the fifth inning at PNC Park on Monday. The call was confirmed. In the top of the 10th, the Pirates became the second beneficiaries of a call overturned in MLB history.
3/31/2014 | Machado takes part in Opening Day ceremonies
Although he's on the disabled list, third baseman Manny Machado will still enjoy Monday's Opening Day, with the 21-year-old scheduled to trot out on the orange carpet and receive his American League Gold Glove Award.
3/31/2014 | Epstein hopes Cubs surprise the doubters
Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein hopes the club surprises some people this season. "In the long haul we want to award [the fans] with October baseball," he said.
3/31/2014 | Attanasio responds to Commissioner talk
Brewers principal owner Mark Attanasio on Monday chuckled at the notion he is a candidate to take over as Major League Baseball Commissioner after Allan H. "Bud" Selig's planned retirement in January.
3/31/2014 | Olt put in plenty of work to earn start in opener
Mike Olt has heard from friends, family, college coaches, past teammates and nearly everyone he's come in contact with in his baseball career. They all know how hard he's worked to be on a Major League team's Opening Day roster, and Monday was the day.
3/31/2014 | Markakis plays in opener with neck feeling better
Nick Markakis came through batting practice fine, and he'll suit up in right field for Baltimore's Opening Day contest against the Red Sox, batting leadoff on Monday afternoon.
3/31/2014 | Former stars ring Opening Bell on Wall Street
Jack Morris joined former stars Bernie Williams, John Franco and Jeff Nelson, as well as Budweiser brass, at the New York Stock Exchange on Monday to ring the Opening Bell and talk baseball again on Opening Day.
3/31/2014 | Healthy Utley, Howard, Rollins make Phillies whole
To have them back out there together means plenty. They make the Phillies seem whole. One game is one game is one game. Jimmy Rollins, Ryan Howard and Chase Utley would want that pointed out. They've been through too much together to see Opening Day as anything more. Still, as Opening Days go, it was a pretty good one.
3/31/2014 | After missing final spring games, Alvarez at cleanup
After missing the final Spring Training games, Pirates third baseman Pedro Alvarez was in the Opening Day lineup's No. 4 slot against the Cubs and Jeff Samardzija on Monday.
3/31/2014 | Hunter settles down, slams door on champs
It didn't take long for new Orioles closer Tommy Hunter to be tested -- and the degree of difficulty couldn't have been much higher.
3/31/2014 | Future uncertain, Headley focused on rebound
Chase Headley isn't sure where the time has gone, though he's certainly covered a lot of ground in his career both on and off the field. While plenty of questions surround his future, Headley's main focus is on being at his best.
3/31/2014 | Today's Opening Day starting lineups
Every lineup, every day, as they are made public by the clubs.
3/31/2014 | Gonzalez, Tigers roar to Opening Day walk-off win
New shortstop Alex Gonzalez delivered an RBI triple and capped his day with a walk-off single to lift to the Tigers to a 4-3 win over the Royals on Monday at Comerica Park.
3/31/2014 | Murphy, C. Young miss Mets' opener
Daniel Murphy left the team on Sunday to be with his wife, Tori, who went into labor with the couple's first child, and is expected back on Wednesday. The Mets also played without Chris Young, who suffered a mild right quad strain over the weekend in Montreal.
3/31/2014 | Mets pay tribute to Kiner at Citi Field
The Mets honored late broadcaster Ralph Kiner with a pregame ceremony on Monday, unveiling a permanent Kiner microphone logo on the left-field wall and a temporary one on the grass behind home plate.
3/31/2014 | Pitching help is on the way in Rockies' talented system
Since their last playoff appearance in 2009, the Rockies have slid backward. Fortunately for Colorado, help is on the way, and fast. The Rockies have the game's top tandem of pitching prospects in right-handers Jon Gray and Eddie Butler.
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