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Opening day across baseball will feature star pitchers Stephen Strasburg and Justin Verlander trying to get off to great starts, old rivalries at Yankee Stadium and Dodger Stadium and the beginning of a quirky interleague schedule.
A dozen games are set for Monday. No snow is in the forecast for any ballpark on April Fools' Day, but freezing temperatures are expected at Target Field in Minnesota.
Josh Hamilton and the Los Angeles Angels visit Cincinnati in the first interleague matchup this season. The World Series champion San Francisco Giants play the Los Angeles Dodgers, and the Boston Red Sox take on the New York Yankees.
The first major league game of the year was Sunday night, with the Houston Astros - now in the American League - hosting the Texas Rangers.
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WASHINGTON — Stephen Strasburg is ready for his first big league season without restrictions.
Ready to go from season’s start to finish.
Ready to throw as many pitches as it takes and to stay on the mound as long as possible, including into the eighth and ninth inning, something he’s never done in the majors.
It all begins Monday, when All-Star ace Strasburg starts the season...
Bryce Harper homered twice during the Nationals’ first game.
Memo to the National League:
After one game, Bryce Harper already has two home runs, and Stephen Strasburg is in mid-season form.
Strasburg was vintage Strasburg (if a guy can be vintage in only his 47th career start). He threw seven innings, allowing only three hits and striking out three as the Nationals...
For Bryce Harper, two homers in his first two at-bats, and even some ''M-V-P!'' chants. For Stephen Strasburg, 19 consecutive outs during one stretch of seven scoreless innings.
And for the defending NL East champion Washington Nationals, a 2-0 victory over the Miami Marlins on Monday in Game 1 of a season lame-duck manager Davey Johnson declared months ago should...
All of the excitement during the pomp and circumstance from the pre-game festivities didn’t take long to materialize into real excitement. The Washington Nationals beat the Miami Marlins 2-0, though the game seemed more lopsided than the box score showed with the help of some dominant individual performances.
In his first at-bat of the season, Bryce Harper mashed a...
Tweet With Major League Baseball’s opening day quickly approaching the Detroit Tigers are getting ready to close up shop at their spring training home, Joker Marchant Stadium in Lakeland, FL. Friday’s matchup versus the Tampa Bay Rays was the last home game of Detroit’s Grapefruit League schedule and prior to the game the team was [...]
Justin Verlander's five shutout innings at frosty Target Field held up for Detroit, and the defending American League champion Tigers beat the Minnesota Twins 4-2 on Monday.
With the gametime temperature at 35 degrees and the wind blowing at 17 mph, fans had to bundle up. But Opening Day is always a draw, as evidenced by the announced crowd of 38,282, a sellout by Twins guidelines...
Justin Verlander went only five innings for the Detroit Tigers on Opening Day but pitched well enough to notch his first win of the season.
Verlander struck out seven over five scoreless innings against Minnesota on Monday. The 30-year-old former Cy Young winner had a rough spring but bounced back for a solid start to the 2013 season.
In the outing Verlander threw 91 pitches of which...
Justin Verlander is now the highest-paid pitcher in baseball.
For the last several seasons, Justin Verlander has been arguably the most dominating pitcher in baseball.
Now he’s going to be paid like it.
The 30-year old Tigers right hander agreed to a 7-year, $180-million contract just before the start of the season. The deal includes an option for an 8th year that could vault...
Welcome to a weekly column by Kyle Bauer on various happenings in national and local sports. Agree or disagree with the author? Please comment below or let him know your thoughts by email, email@example.com or twitter, @kyle_bauer Yesterday, Justin Verlander made his first start since signing his record five-year $180 million contract extension. When [...]
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— Justin Verlander (@JustinVerlander) March 29, 2013
Expensive, but adorable!
(I'm talking about the pet tiger, not JV.)
This is my time of the year sports fans. Without furthur delay here are my predictions: American League AL East winner: Baltimore AL Central winner: Detroit AL West winner: Anaheim AL Wild Card winners: Oakland, Cleveland AL MVP: Mike Trout (LAA) AL Cy Young: Justin Verlander (DET) AL Rookie of...