Freddie Freeman leads the Dodgers to a home-opening victory in the MLB

Freddie Freeman leads the Dodgers to a home-opening victory in the MLB ...

On Thursday, Freddie Freeman scored two hits and scored a pair of runs to help the Los Angeles Dodgers win 9-3 over the Cincinnati Reds.

Freeman finishes the first regular-season game at Dodger Stadium since signing a free agent program in the offseason. He then doubles to left-center to lead off the eighth inning. He scores on a single to right by Trea Turner off the Reds' left-hander Tony Santillan to win a 3-3 tie.

Will Smith scored three batters following Turner's go-ahead save from Santillan, scoring a three-run home run. Los Angeles pulled away with six eighth-inning runs.

The Reds lost for the sixth time in six games, including defeating the World Series champion Atlanta Braves on Opening Day. Aristides Aquino and Brandon Drury both scored for them. Jonathan India had two hits before he was sent off in the fifth inning.

Padres 12, Braves 1

As San Diego began its home season with a rout of the World Series champion Atlanta, Manny Machado tied his career high with five hits.

Machado hit five runs for six, including two stolen bases in the eighth quarter, but he was attempting to set the Padres' record of six hits in a game.

Joe Musgrove (1-0) completed six shutout innings, scoring four hits with no walks and six strikeouts. Ozzie Albies led off the ninth off Pedro Avila for the Braves' only run.

Brewers 5, Cardinals 1

Brandon Woodruff scored three hits over five scoreless innings, and Omar Narvaez scored and doubled in a run to lead Milwaukee to a home-opening victory.

Woodruff (1-1) scored two goals and walked one as the Brewers won their third straight round. Trevor Gott pitched two scoreless innings before Jandel Gustave allowed Tommy Edman's leadoff homer in the eighth.

Adam Wainwright, who pitched six scoreless innings in his first start of the year, allowed four earned runs on eight hits in four 1/3 innings, striking out seven and walking two.

The Marlins 4, Phillies 3, and the Marlins

In the fourth inning, Joey Wendle scored a go-ahead, two-run double, aiding Miami win its home opener against Philadelphia.

As the Marlins set a three-game losing streak, Garrett Cooper fouled a solo homer in the fourth and had a fielding gem in the ninth. Sandy Alcantara (1-0) was charged with two runs in 6 1/3 innings. Alcantara scored seven hits, including a pair of doubles, and a walk.

Bryce Harper put in all three runs for the Phillies, who have lost three games in a row. Kyle Gibson (1-1) scored five hits, three walks, and four runs.

Rangers 10, Angels 5,

Jonah Heim, a backup catcher who beat the No. 9 spot, scored three hits and a career-high five RBI to propel Texas past Los Angeles in Texas.

Shohei Ohtani, a Star Trek starter, gave up six runs in three innings, including an RBI single off Ohtani (0-2), who allowed six hits and two walks, earning a 7.56 ERA. Corey Seager led two runs, including his first home run as a Ranger, and three RBIs.

Max Stassi struck a two-run homer for the Angels, Mike Trout hit a solo shot, and Brandon Marsh drove in two runs.

The Yankees, the Blue Jays, and the Blue Jays are all on the team.

Luis Severino injured five innings as New York beat Toronto to get a split in a four-game series.

Severino (1-0) allowed two hits, walked two times, and struck out six for his first match as a starter since beating Toronto on September 22, 2019. Jose Trevino had a pair of run-scoring hits, and Isiah Kiner-Falefa had three hits and two runs.

Guerrero fought four times for his first time in his career, a night after homering three times and getting his right hand smashed by Aaron Hicks in the second inning.

Nationals 4, Pirates

As Pittsburgh won the opening of a four-game game against Washington, Daniel Vogelbach went 4-for-6 with a home run and two RBIs.

Bryan Reynolds added a two-run homer to Pittsburgh, who won the game 3-0. Cole Tucker had three of the Pirates' 14 hits, and Kevin Newman hit a two-run double. Roansy Contreras (1-0) beat five batters in three scoreless innings.

Yadiel Hernandez scored twice for Washington, scoring two runs with two hits and a RBI.

Athletics 6, Rays 3, and XVI

On its way to a victory over Tampa Bay at St. Petersburg, Fla., Oakland enjoyed a great start from Cole Irvin and a flop.

Cristian Pache was able to tie the bases with Kevin Smith and Elvis Andrus on the back of the Athletics in the second inning. As Randy Arozarena tried to field the ball, he kicked it toward the wall. Smith and Andrus scored with ease and Pache was able to circle the bases.

In the seventh inning, Irvin (1-1) allowed three runs on five hits. He exited the game after Brandon Lowe struck a two-run home run.

Tigers, Royals, and Tigers are all under way.

Miguel Cabrera scored three hits and a run as Detroit beat Kansas City in the first game of a four-game series.

Cabrera, who is 39 on Monday, is now six hits shy of 3,000 in his 20-year career. Joe Jimenez (1-0) earned the victory, and Gregory Soto made his second save. Jake Brentz (0-2) took the loss.

Zack Greinke, a Kansas City starter, completed five 1/3 innings, scoring two runs on five hits. Casey Mize, a Detroit fan, allowed two runs on six hits in five innings.

Cubs 5, Rockies 2, and 2

In Denver, Frank Schwindel walked and singled, Jonathan Villar, Nick Madrigal, and Yan Gomes each added two hits. Chicago beat Colorado.

Keegan Thompson (1-0) completed three 1/3 innings of scoreless relief, and Mychal Givens scored his first save for the Cubs.

The Rockies had two hits for Kris Bryant, C.J. Cron, Yonathan Daza, and Connor Joe.

Mariners 5, White Sox 1

Jarred Kelenic, Cal Raleigh, and Mitch Haniger all pitched five effective innings, but Seattle avoided a three-game victory against Chicago.

After hitting only five homers in their first six games, the Mariners ended their four-game skid and Chicago's four-game winning streak.

Seattle never topped, but the White Sox threatened to draw even in the fifth when an error by Raleigh, the catcher, and two singles put the tie in the scoring position. Jake Burger escaped further damage by striking out Luis Robert.

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