3/31/2014 | Williams makes use of video replay
In the 10th inning of Monday's eventual 9-7 win, manager Matt Williams decided to take advantage of video replay, questioning an out call at first base that went against Danny Espinosa. But after the video was examined, the call stood.
3/31/2014 | Right hamstring strain lands Victorino on DL
After undergoing an MRI in Boston that revealed a Grade One strain of his right hamstring, Red Sox right fielder Shane Victorino was placed on the 15-day disabled list just hours before the first pitch of Opening Day against the Orioles on Monday.
3/31/2014 | Three up, three down: Rays ready to roll
The Rays aren't big spenders but they appear prepared to make a big splash, coming out of Spring Training having had the best record (16-7-4) and ERA (3.11) among American League teams.
3/31/2014 | MLB Notebook: Smith's pinch-hit pop spurs Padres
On Sunday night in the Padres' 2014 opener at Petco Park, the home team erased a late 1-0 deficit with a three-run eighth inning and went on to defeat the Dodgers, 3-1. San Diego began its comeback on pinch-hit home run by Seth Smith.
3/31/2014 | Today's Opening Day starting lineups
Every lineup, every day, as they are made public by the clubs.
3/31/2014 | Padres' character emerges on Opening Night
The Padres' season got of to an uplifting start Sunday on Opening Night at Petco Park, with newcomer Seth Smith hitting a tying pinch-hit home run off Dodgers reliever Brian Wilson to spark a three-run game-winning rally.
3/31/2014 | It's time to play ball! Opening Day has arrived
Today is Opening Day throughout America, and that tells us, finally and officially, the three words we've been waiting to hear since Red Sox closer Koji Uehara struck out Cardinals infielder Matt Carpenter to win the 2013 World Series on Oct. 30: Baseball is back.
3/30/2014 | MLB.com staff predictions for 2014 season
With the stateside dawn of the 2014 regular season upon us, MLB.com columnists and studio analysts took a moment to share their predictions for the coming year.
3/30/2014 | Indians sign Kottaras to add catching depth
The Indians took a step toward strengthening their depth behind the plate on Sunday, signing catcher George Kottaras to a Minor League contract, industry sources told MLB.com. The deal, which has not been reported by the club, is pending the completion of a physical.
3/30/2014 | Hart will not get Opening Day start against Weaver
While Lloyd McClendon wasn't ready to announce his first Opening Day lineup for the Mariners on Sunday, the new skipper did acknowledge that designated hitter/right fielder Corey Hart won't start against Angels right-hander Jered Weaver.
3/30/2014 | Chatwood's status for first start uncertain
Rockies right-hander Tyler Chatwood, who sustained a left hamstring strain Friday during his last Spring Training appearance, threw a side session on Sunday, but whether he'll make his first scheduled regular season start on Wednesday against the Marlins is uncertain.
3/30/2014 | Tanaka has made transition seem effortless
It has been a whirlwind two months of adjustment for Masahiro Tanaka, jetting to the United States after signing a seven-year, $155 million contract, then compiling a 2.14 ERA in five Spring Training appearances for his new team. What pleases the Yankees most is how effortless the transition appears to have been.
3/30/2014 | Ryu superb, but Dodgers can't hang on in eighth
Dodgers setup reliever Brian Wilson allowed a pinch-hit homer by Seth Smith and three runs overall in the eighth inning Sunday as the Padres rallied for a 3-1 victory. Wilson's rocky inning wasted what should have been Hyun-Jin Ryu's second win in as many starts.
3/30/2014 | D-backs ready to write their own story
Before the 2014 MLB season even got underway stateside, the D-backs have dealt with their share of misfortune, and they already weren't the trendy favorite to win the National League West, but manager Kirk Gibson isn't worried about any of that as his club begins its quest to reclaim the division crown.
3/30/2014 | Astros finalize roster, prepare for Opening Day
The Astros set their 25-man squad on Sunday, and eight Astros -- including starting outfielders L.J. Hoes and Robbie Grossman -- will make their debut on an active Opening Day roster.
3/30/2014 | Kemp to face Beckett in simulated game
The Dodgers will hold a simulated game at Petco Park on Monday with Josh Beckett pitching to Matt Kemp, among others. Both are eligible to come off the disabled list Friday, Kemp from ankle and shoulder surgery, Beckett from a right thumb contusion.
3/30/2014 | Wainwright seeks elusive Opening Day win
For all that Adam Wainwright has already accomplished in his career, winning an Opening Day start still remains to be checked off.
3/30/2014 | Kozma makes Cards' roster; Ellis to 15-day DL
The Cardinals, who finalized their Opening Day roster on Sunday, will carry Pete Kozma on it after deciding to place infielder Mark Ellis on the 15-day disabled list.
3/30/2014 | Not in opener lineup, but Smith contributes right away
Outfielder Seth Smith wasn't in the Padres' starting lineup Sunday, as the Dodgers went with a left-handed pitcher, Hyun-Jin Ryu, but Smith figures to get plenty of at-bats this season, and his first was a pinch-hit, game-tying homer in the eighth inning.
3/30/2014 | Opener begins season of honoring late Coleman
There's not a day that goes by during which Padres broadcaster Ted Leitner doesn't miss his old partner, Jerry Coleman, who passed away in January at the age of 89. The home opener on Sunday against the Dodgers was one of those days for Leitner, who worked with Coleman on the radio for 33 years.
3/30/2014 | For Friars' Rivera, opener is extra special
There might not have been a happier player in the Padres' clubhouse Sunday than catcher Rene Rivera, who was beaming as he walked around the room, twirling a bat in his hands.
3/30/2014 | Smith, Denorfia rally Padres past Dodgers in opener
Chris Denorfia's go-ahead two-run single highlighted a three-run eighth inning Sunday as the Padres rallied for a 3-1 victory over the Dodgers before a sold-out crowd of 45,567 at Petco Park on Opening Night. Seth Smith began the frame with a pinch-hit homer in his first Padres at-bat.
3/30/2014 | For D-backs' Montero, passion is the key
Arizona Diamondbacks catcher and clubhouse leader Miguel Montero is approaching this season the same way he'd advise a younger player to do so -- with his head down, eyes open and all the effort and passion he can summon.
3/30/2014 | Porter reveals familiar Opening Day lineup
Astros manager Bo Porter has played coy with his lineups all spring long, but he finally announced his Opening Day lineup after Sunday's 6-1 exhibition win. It consists of many regulars from 2013, with Dexter Fowler leading off as the main newcomer.
3/30/2014 | Calm Bogaerts eager for first Opening Day
The latest first for 21-year-old Xander Bogaerts will come Monday, when the Red Sox rookie plays in his first Opening Day in the Majors.
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