Monday, March 31, 2008
TJ Pena spoils Tigers power lineup debut: Royals shortstop Tony Pena Jr. hit a game winning single to beat the Tigers in the tenth, 5-4.
Notable box score line: Placido Polanco went 0-6.
Franklin Gutierrez proves he's ready: Although the Indians gave up some runs late, they proved that their offense can survive the AL Central.
Notable box score line: Alexei Ramirez went 0-4 with three strikeouts.
Rays open with win in new uniforms: James Shields was phenomenal in seven innings, and the offense did their part to take the win.
Notable box score line: Ace Jeremy Guthrie: 5.1 IP, 9 H, 5 ER, 8.44 ERA
Webb spoils Baker debut: Brandon Webb kept the Reds quiet in his season debut, pitching six strong innings.
Notable box score line: Chris Young went 1-4 with a homerun, but three strikeouts. Sound familiar?
Fukudome taking control in debut, but bullpen falls: The Cubs were all smiles despite a tough loss to the Brewers. Yes, Kerry Wood and Bob Howry did not pitch well, but Carlos Marmol and Fukudome have the Cubs fans very excited.
Notable box score line: Kosuke Fukudome went 3-3 with a walk, single, double, and game tying three run homerun in the ninth.
Another late rally for Nationals: The Nationals scored five runs in the top of the ninth to beat the Phillies 11-6.
Notable box score line: Tom Gordon roughed up: 0.1 IP, 4 H, 5 ER, 1 BB, 135.00 ERA.
Johan begins Mets career with a win: David Wright and Carlos Beltran stepped up to help Johan Santana get his first win as a Met.
Notable box score line: David Wright went 2-4 with 3 RBI.
The Dodgers are Giants in Opener: The Dodgers worked the Giants for 11 hits and five runs as Joe Torre picks up his first Dodger "W".
Notable box score line: Barry Zito: 5 IP, 8 H, 4 ER, 1 K, 7.20 ERA.
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