J.J. Hardy hit a pair of two-run home runs as the Baltimore Orioles pounded the Boston Red Sox 9-5 on Tuesday to win their seventh straight game and extend their perfect start to the Major League Baseball season.
South Korea's Dae-Ho Lee hit a two-run, pinch-hit homer with two outs in the 10th inning, lifting Seattle over Texas 4-2 for its first win of the year at Safeco Field on Wednesday night.
Reds left-hander Brandon Finnegan pitched 6 2/3 hitless innings before allowing a single to David Ross, but Addison Russell hit a three-run home run as Chicago roughed up Cincinnati's bullpen in a 5-3 victory Monday night in the Cubs' home opener.
The last time the Baltimore Orioles got off to a start like this, they ended up winning the World Series.
Taiwanese pitcher Chien-Ming Wang (王建民), who was one of the final additions to the Kansas City Royals' 25-man roster this year, took the pitcher's mound in the Royals' fourth game of the season Saturday, walking one batter and sending out three others in the ninth inning with his trademark sinker.
Ian Kennedy pitched impressively in his Kansas City debut and the Royals hit their first three home runs of the season to beat winless Minnesota 7-0 on Saturday.
Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling was on track to become the first man in 124 years to throw a no-hitter in his major league debut when manager Dave Roberts made the contentious decision to pull him out of the game after 7-1/3 innings of Friday's game against San Francisco.
Taiwanese pitcher Chien-Ming Wang (王建民), who was one of the final additions to the Kansas City Royals' 25-man roster this year, took the pitcher's mound in the Royals' fourth game of the season Saturday, walking one batter and sending three others out in the ninth inning with his trademark sinker.
Hunter Pence hit a grand slam in the eighth inning, Joe Panik drove in three runs to key San Francisco's comeback, and the Giants beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 12-6 in their home opener Thursday.
So much joy and so much agony in one game.