Rick Ankiel went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts in his debut for the New York Mets, a 6-3 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals in which he also had a bloop hit bounce out of his borrowed glove in center field.
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.
Venezuelans are banding together to create informal insurance societies to pay off criminals in case of kidnapping as violence soars and moves to the forefront of voters’ priorities before the April 14 presidential election.
As the American baseball season begins, it seems appropriate to borrow an analogy from the sport: Will the “can’t miss” young phenomenon of the political world, Senator Marco Rubio, be able to play in the big leagues? The immigration battle affords a good test.
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.