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.
The extra day didn't bother the Red Sox and neither did the stinging cold. New ace David Price delivered in his Boston debut. And, as usual, so did David Ortiz.
Clayton Kershaw was brilliant on opening day, holding San Diego to one hit in seven innings and striking out nine to lead the Los Angeles Dodgers to a record 15-0 victory against Padres on Monday.
Twenty-three Cubans were on opening day major league rosters following a series of high-profile defections, an increase of five over last year and the most since the commissioner's office began releasing data in 1995.
Taiwanese pitcher Wei-Yin Chen (陳偉殷), who will start the Miami Marlins' season opener against the Detroit Tigers on Tuesday night (U.S. time), has chosen a song by Taiwanese rock band Mayday (五月天) as his walk-up music, Chen's agent said Tuesday.
Taiwanese pitcher Chien-Ming Wang has been transferred back to the U.S. Major League after an absence of nearly three years, he confirmed Sunday.