San Diego Padres Lose in Extras, and Opening Day MLB Rundown

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SAN DIEGO, CA - MARCH 29: Fireworks go off during pre-game ceremonies on Opening Day between the Milwaukee Brewers and the San Diego Padres at PETCO Park on March 29, 2018 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images)
SAN DIEGO, CA - MARCH 29: Fireworks go off during pre-game ceremonies on Opening Day between the Milwaukee Brewers and the San Diego Padres at PETCO Park on March 29, 2018 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images) /
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The San Diego Padres lost to the Milwaukee Brewers yesterday, 2-1, in 12 innings. Let’s recap that game and run down the rest of the action from around the league on Opening Day.

The San Diego Padres showed their moxie in a hard-fought loss to the Milwaukee Brewers yesterday afternoon at Petco Park.

Chase Anderson went six innings for the Brewers, striking out six and walking three. Lorenzo Cain went 3-5 in his Milwaukee debut and Christian Yelich went 1-for-4 with a walk and an RBI in his team debut.

Clayton Richard went seven innings for the Friars, striking out four and walking just one batter. The Pads’ bullpen was solid, getting clean outings from Kirby Yates, Kyle McGrath, Craig Stammen, and two innings from Brad Hand before Adam Cimber gave up what proved to be the winning run in the 12th.

Jose Pirela and Freddy Galvis had two hits apiece, and Manuel Margot and Carlos Asuaje added a base hit each. The Padres’ only run of the game came on a Galvis two-out, RBI base hit in the ninth to tie the game at one.

Joey Lucchesi will make his MLB debut tonight when the Padres take on the Brewers on at 7:10 PM.

Around the League

Cubs 8, Marlins 4 – The Cubs beat the Marlins, 8-4, behind a lead-off home run from Ian Happ (on the first pitch of the game and of the MLB season, in fact) and another dinger from Kyle SchwarberDerek Dietrich and Brian Anderson each had two hits each for the Marlins.

Mets 9, Cardinals 4Noah Syndergaard struck out ten and walked none for his first win. Brandon Nimmo, Yoenis Cespedes, Adrian Gonzalez, Kevin Plawecki, and Amed Rosario all had two hits apiece, with Cespedes and Rosario knocking in five runs between them. Yadier Molina hit a two-run homer for the Cards.

Orioles 3, Twins 2 – The O’s beat the Twins, 3-2, walking off on an Adam Jones solo shot in the bottom half of the 11th. Dylan Bundy went seven, striking out seven and walking one in a no-decision. Jake Odorizzi pitched six innings of shutout ball in his team debut for Minnesota.

Astros 4, Rangers 2Justin Verlander pitched six shutout innings and George Springer hit a leadoff home run for the second year in a row as the ‘Stros won their first game of the 2018 season.

Yankees 6, Blue Jays 1Giancarlo Stanton went 4-for-5 with two homers and four RBI in his Yanks debut. Luis Severino got the win, going 5.2 innings striking out seven and walking three.

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Rays 6, Red Sox 4Denard Span had a two-out, three-RBI triple and Chris Archer went six, with six strikeouts in his first win of the year. Eduardo Nunez hit a two-run inside-the-park home run for the Sox.

Athletics 6, Angels 5Khris Davis had two hits and four RBI, including a three-run homer, and Marcus Semien (GW RBI) and Matt Olson added an RBI each for the A’s. Kole Calhoun, Zack Cozart, and Albert Pujols hit home runs for the Angels.

Braves 8, Phillies 5Freddie Freeman and Ozzie Albies had three RBI between them and Nick Markakis hit a walk-off three-run homer to give the Braves their first win of the year in dramatic fashion.

White Sox 14, Royals 7Lucas Duda hit a three-run homer in the Royals four-run first, but Matt Davidson became the fourth player in MLB history to hit three homers on Opening Day, Tim Anderson hit two, and Jose Abreu added a solo shot to give the Sox the win.

Giants 1, Dodgers 0 – Tyler Blach out-dueled Clayton Kershaw in the Gigantes’ 1-0 win over the Dodgers. Joe Panik hit a high fly ball that barely got inside the right-field foul pole in the fifth for the game’s only run.

Mariners 2, Indians 1 – In another Opening Day pitcher’s duel, Felix Hernandez got the victory over Corey Kluber, with Nelson Cruz’ two-run homer in the first turning out to be the difference. Yan Gomes added a solo homer for the Indians in the seventh.

Next: Pads Are Right to Bring Up Lucchesi

Diamondbacks 8, Rockies 2 – D.J. LeMahieu and Nolan Arenado homered for the Rockies but the D’Backs got RBIs from Jake Lamb, Alex Avila, David Peralta, Jarrod Dyson, and Deven Marrero to take the first game of the campaign. Patrick Corbin got the win for Arizona, striking out eight over 5.2 innings, giving up two earned runs.

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