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Seth Bear’s walk-off homer stuts Padres
Seth Beer launched a game-winning, three-run homer at the bottom of the ninth inning to lift the Arizona Diamondbacks over the San Diego Padres 4-2 on Thursday night.
Beer’s blast to deep right field for Craig Stammen suffered a stellar outburst by San Diego starter Yu Darvish, who shot six innings without hits before taking a 2-0 lead after throwing 92 fields.
The Padres lost due to a bull meltdown. San Diego took a 2-0 lead in the ninth, but Robert Suarez – who made his Premier League debut – ran the first two batters he faced and then beat Carson Kelly with a pitch to the bases. laden.
Tribes came in and immediately threw a wild field that made Christian Walker the 2-1. And then Beer, just in his 13th big league bat, smashed a breaking ball that gave the Diamondbacks a comeback victory on National Beer Day in the United States.
– United Press
Astros win 10th series Opening Day game
Framber Valdez knocked out Shohei Ohtani with 6⅔ innings of two-hit ball, and the Houston Astros tied the longest winning streak of the opening day in the history of the major leagues with a 3-1 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Thursday night.
Ohtani struck nine strokes while throwing a one-run ball in the fifth inning for the Angels, who lost their season opener for the eighth time in nine years. Last season’s AL MVP went 0 for 4 on the plate, while taking advantage of the change in the offseason rule of baseball allowing him to remain the designated hitter after finishing pitches.
– United Press
Mets defeated Nationals behind Tylor Megill
Mark Canha and Starling Marte – two products of the Mets’ quarter-dollar offseason release – rushed in to put back five shutouts from Tylor Megill, Jacob deGrom’s fill-in as the opening day starter, and New York won manager Buck Showalter’s debut 5-1 against the Washington Nationals on Thursday night.
Things took a terrible turn for the Mets in the top of the ninth inning Thursday night when Pete Alonso was hit close to the face on a field by Nationals reliever Nate Thompson.
Alonso’s helmet went flying when he hit the ground, but he popped up and went to the first one before being pulled back to the dugout by manager Buck Showalter. The field first looked away from his shoulder and hit the C-flap on his helmet.
“All right, just a bruised lip,” Alonso said after the game. “That’s it. I have all my teeth, no concussion, I’m all good.”
– Andrew Tredinnick, Associated Press
Yu Darvish keeps D’backs hitless by six
Padres right-hander Yu Darvish kept the Arizona Diamondbacks without hits through six ins with four walks and three strikeouts – but his night came to an end after 92 pitches.
Tim Hill fired Darvish and gave up a leadoff single to Pavin Smith at the bottom of the seventh, ending the bid for a team no-no.
Joe Musgrove hits a no-hitter for San Diego in 2021, the first in franchise history.
Shohei Ohtani dazzles in 2022 debut
Reigning AL MVP Shohei Ohtani got the start of the Angels’ Open Day and picked up nine strikeouts in 4⅔ innings against the Astros, giving up one deserved run. Ohtani beat Houston second baseman Jose Altuve three times, but left the game 1-0 behind.
Thanks to MLB’s new Shohei Ohtani rule, Ohtani was able to stay in the game as the designated hitter ended his night on the mound.
Reds spoiled Braves’ World Series celebration
It would be a party for the sold out audience of 40,545 at Truist Park. It was a chance to remember Atlanta’s unlikely run for a title last year and a coronation for one of the National League’s best competitors this season. New addition Matt Olson received a standing ovation in his first at-bat.
Tyler Mahle and the Reds had different plans. Mahle did not allow a deserved run over five innings, hitting seven, and he helped spoil the game in a 6-3 victory over the defending World Series champions. Brandon Drury hit a three-run homer in the sixth inning as the Reds totaled 10 hits.
, Bobby Nightengale
The first hit of Bobby Witt Jr. wins it for the Royals
Making his debut in the big leagues Thursday, Bobby Witt Jr. hit a go-ahead double in the eighth inning to lift Kansas City to a 3-1 victory over the Cleveland Guardians.
Witt, one of the top prospects in baseball, started at third base for the Royals and was hitless in his first three at-bats until his extra-base hit against Triston McKenzie.
“You could not have written that better,” Royals manager Mike Matheny said after the game. “This is not one he will forget, and I probably will not either.”
Scott Barlow worked around problems in the ninth inning to finish off the Royals win.
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Tyler O’Neill homers for St. Louis
Cardinal left fielder Tyler O’Neill’s first home run of the season was a three-run shot in the second inning of the opener against the Pittsburgh Pirates. The homer gave St. Louis a 4-0 lead an inning after O’Neill had opened the scoring with an RBI single
O’Neill finished eighth in NL MVP votes and won his second Gold Glove in 2021, hitting 34 homers with 15 steals and a .912 OPS.
Nico Hoerner puts cubes in front
Chicago shortstop Nico Hoerner hit a two-run homerun in the fifth inning against reigning NL Cy Young winner Corbin Burns, giving the Cubs a 3-1 lead in their season opener.
Milwaukee scored the first run of the 2022 season in the fourth, on an RBI groundout from Lorenzo Cain. Hoerner’s go-ahead homer came after Patrick Wisdom’s sack fly tied it down.
Albert Pujols receives a standing ovation in Cardinals return
Playing his first game for the Cardinals since 2011, Albert Pujols received a standing ovation from the audience in St. Louis. Louis on Opening Day. Pujols, 42, was the starting designated hitter, hitting fifth for the Cardinals.
Seiya Suzuki gets first hit in the big league
The Cubs signed Japanese star Seiya Suzuki in March to a five-year, $ 85 million contract and the 27-year-old made his debut Thursday, starting on the right field and hitting sixth for Chicago.
Suzuki drew a walk in its first major league platform (second inning) and then hit a single for the bottom of the fifth against Corbin Burns.
Xander Bogaerts, Red Sox could not get an extension done
Boston shortstop Xander Bogaerts can sign off on his contract after this season and said Thursday that he and the team would not receive an extension for the Opening Day.
Bogaerts is entering the third year of a six-year, $ 120 million contract he signed with the Red Sox in early 2019. If he disapproves, the 29-year-old would be one of the top players available. on the free agent market.
Ke’Bryan Hayes, Pirates Agree on Big Expansion
The Pittsburgh Pirates are set to release the largest contract in franchise history, in agreement with an eight-year extension, $ 70 million with third baseman Ke’Bryan Hayes prior to the opening of the 2022 season.
Jason Kendall’s six-year, $ 60 million deal signed in 2000 (!) Had been Pittsburgh’s biggest contract to date.
Hayes burst onto the scene in 2020, hitting .376 in 24 games to earn Rookie of the Year votes, but wrist injuries limited him to 96 games last season.
Opening day tickets easy to find; rain slows down other games
Of the seven openers on Thursday, only two – Astros-Angels at Anaheim and Pirates-Cardinals at St. Louis. Louis – are sold out. The Atlanta Braves, the defending champions of the World Series, have tickets for standing room only available for both Thursday’s opener and Friday’s and Saturday’s games against Cincinnati.
The weather has also not cooperated, with clear conditions starting the Red Sox-Yankees opening in the Bronx and the Twins game against Seattle already on Friday. Fortunately for all teams involved, these games were regularly scheduled at home openers and will use Friday rainy days to get the games inside – although that was not yet guaranteed for a full house.
– Gabe Lacques
Padres, Twins make opening day trade
The Minnesota Twins bought right-handed pitchers Chris Paddack and Emilio Pagán of the San Diego Padres for All-Star left-handed pitcher Taylor Rogers and outfielder Brent Rooker.
The Twins will also get a player to call later and the Padres will receive $ 6.6 million in cash under terms of the deal announced Thursday.
, United Press
After the ugly winter, Rob Manfred is ‘excited’ to start 2022
Major League Baseball players kiss him openly. Frustrated fans only blamed him. He was a living piñata for the media.
MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred could have been the most hated man in all of sports during the 99-day lockout.
Here we are, with Opening Day coming Thursday a week late, and a day even later for the final chapter of the New York Yankees-Boston Red Sox rivalry. Their season opener, with Manfred scheduled to attend, was postponed until Friday at Yankee Stadium.
“I never expected a season so much like this,” Manfred USA told TODAY Sports in a wide-ranging interview. “I think, looking at the last two seasons, the idea of having normal, unlimited fans in the ballpark is a really exciting thing for me.
“I can not wait for this to go.”
– Bob Nightengale