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MLB Opening Day Recap, AL Edition

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Major League Baseball kicked off their annual Opening Day and it was a refreshing sight for all fans across the baseball world. Taking a dive into each AL club, here’s how their Opening Day went.


Los Angeles Angels (3) vs Baltimore Orioles (11)


The Orioles have high expectations heading into this season, they lived up to the hype in their opening 11-3 victory over the Angels. Corbin Burnes took the victory after pitching 6.0 innings with 11 strikeouts, allowing just one hit being the Mike Trout home run.


The Orioles powered their way through the Angels, knocking around Patrick Sandoval for 3 ER, after just 1.2 innings pitched. The O’s will go into Saturday looking to take the series win.


Detroit Tigers (1) vs Chicago White Sox (0)


The Tigers and White Sox was a story of a pitchers duel. Both starters, Tarik Skubal and Garrett Crochet did their jobs. Skubal pitched a gem, allowing no runs across 6.0 innings, striking out 6. Crochet pitched almost as good, whirling 6.0 innings, allowing just one earned run.


The tiebreaker came in thanks to Tigers third baseman, Andy Ibáñez, hitting a sacrifice-fly. The Tigers took their opener with a 1-0 victory.


Toronto Blue Jays (8) vs Tampa Bay Rays (2)


The Toronto bats came out swinging today en route to a 8-2 victory over the Rays. The usual cast of George Springer, Vladimir Guerrero Jr., and Bo Bichette all contributed in the Jays win. They also got a bit of help from Kevin Kiermaier and Cavan Biggio.


Jose Berríos came out with a 6 hit and 6 strikeout game across 6.0 innings, giving the Jays exactly what they needed. Zach Eflin didn’t have it today as he allowed 6 earned runs across 5.2 innings pitched.


Minnesota Twins (4) vs Kansas City Royals (1)


The Twins got the 4-1 victory over the Royals today, driven by ace Pablo López. López was phenomenal on the mound today, pitching just 4 hit ball across 7.0 innings, allowing just one run and compiling 7 strikeouts. Carlos Correa led the way for the offense going 3-4 with 2 RBI.


Things weren’t all negatives on the Royals side as Cole Ragans gave the Royals what they needed. Ragans pitched 6.0 innings allowing just 2 runs. He also compiled 9 strikeouts in the loss.


New York Yankees (5) vs Houston Astros (4)


The Yankees started this one off with some terrible play. The Astros came out swinging and got the upper hand early, leading 4-0. After starting off slow, the Yankees came through in some big spots as they had 17 total men on base with 9 walks. They headed into the ninth inning with a 5-4 lead.


After the Astros got a bit of steam, newest Yankee Juan Soto came up big with a throw to home, gunning out the tying run en route to the Yankees 5-4 victory over the Astros.


Boston Red Sox (6) vs Seattle Mariners (4)


The Mariners pitching staff was rated one of the best in the sport with Luis Castillo manning the ship. However, some of that offseason rust was still there. The Red Sox hit Castillo for 4 earned runs across just 5.0 innings. The Sox got the usual help from Devers and Casas and newly acquired Tyler O’Neill chipped in as well.


The Red Sox prized youngster who they just extended, Brayan Bello, pitched 5.0 innings allowing 2 earned runs, en route to the Red Sox 6-4 opening victory over the Mariners.


Oakland Athletics (0) vs Cleveland Guardians (8)


It’s not like we expected a different outcome, right? The Guardians cruised to a 8-0 victory over the Athletics, led by ace Shane Bieber. Bieber pitched a gem going 6.0 innings, compiling 11 strikeouts, and no earned runs.


The Guardians got a team effort with the bats, after six starters had at least an RBI or more. That team effort came against A’s starter Alex Wood. The Guardians knocked Wood out of the game after just 3.1 innings and 6 earned runs.

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