Matt Moore became the youngest American League left-handed pitcher to start a season with an 8-0 record since Babe Ruth in 1917, allowing one run over seven innings as the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Baltimore Orioles 3-1.
The New York Mets lost to the Miami Marlins 4-3 in 15 innings after their bullpen blew two leads, including one that cost Matt Harvey the chance to become the third pitcher in franchise history to go 5-0 in April.
The New York Yankees became the fifth team in Major League Baseball history to beat both reigning Cy Young Award winners in the same month, defeating R.A. Dickey in yesterday’s 3-2 win over the Toronto Blue Jays to complete a four-game series sweep.
Clayton Kershaw’s historic opening day start for the Los Angeles Dodgers demonstrated why the 25- year-old left-hander, who elicits comparisons to Hall of Famer Sandy Koufax, might become the first $200 million pitcher in Major League Baseball history.
Prince Fielder hit two home runs and drove in five runs to give the Detroit Tigers an 8-3 victory against the New York Yankees, who have lost three of four games to start the Major League Baseball season.