Originally posted on FOX Sports  |  Last updated 4/1/13
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How many strikeouts will Stephen Strasburg record in the Washington Nationals opener vs. the Miami Marlins? Will he K more than the newest, richest pitcher in the world -- Justin Verlander? The Tigers ace, who takes the hill 4:10 p.m. ET in Minnesota to face the Twins later today, agreed to a $180 million, seven year contract on Friday . Strasburg and the Nats host the Marlins a few hours earlier at 1:05 p.m. Sure, the New York Yankees host the Boston Red Sox at the same 1:05 start time, but the AL East rivals don't seem to be the big deal they used to be. Neither team is even in the top 15 of FOX Sports.com's preseason Power Rankings . SUNDAY NIGHT OPENER Guess who is in first place in the AL West? The Houston Astros!!! Making their AL debut -- after spending their entire franchise history in the NL since their 1962 inception -- the Astros defeated the Rangers 8-2 at Minute Maide Park. And the Astros' magic number is . . . -- Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) April 1, 2013
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