Originally written April 01, 2013 on Redlegs Review:
The first game of the season is in the books. And it was a long one. In a contest that lasted well over four hours to complete, the Angels (1-0) outlasted the Reds (0-1) in 13 innings by a score of 3-1. Chris Iannetta's two-run single off of Reds reliever J.J. Hoover in the top of the 13th proved to be the difference. Here is a look at the good, bad, and notables from the festive affair: The Good: + Johnny Cueto started and pitched an absolute gem. The Dominican native tossed seven innings of three hit, one run baseball. His only mistake came when he surrendered a solo homer to Angels catcher Chris Iannetta. He struck out nine and walked just two. + Shin-Soo Choo did exactly what the Reds brought him to Cincinnati to do. Choo reached base three times (single, double, HBP) and plated a run. + Jonathan Broxton pitched a perfect inning of relief in the eighth (2 K). + Aroldis Chapman recorded a clean inning of relief in the ninth (2 K, BB). + Sam LeCure held the Halos...

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