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.
Singers, season-ticket holders, soldiers and second-basemen were among those honored this year with throwing the first pitch, a tradition that marks the opening of the baseball season in parks across America and Canada.
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.