"What I want to know is if there's any manager that's ever been thrown out of 162 straight games. Because I have a chance."

Ron Gardenhire, a day after he was ejected in his Tigers debut for protesting a replay reversal that ultimately cost Detroit an extra-inning victory over the Pirates.



Innings it took the Marlins to beat the Cubs 2-1 Friday. It was only the second time in the past 100 years the first or second game of the season went that long. The Royals beat the Twins 4-3 in 17 innings in the second game of the 1969 season.


Game-winning homers for the Giants' Joe Panik in two 1-0 wins over the Dodgers.

Clutch slugger

Ryan Braun

1B • Milwaukee

He hit a three-run homer with two outs in the ninth as the Brewers rallied for five runs off All-Star closer Brad Hand to stun the Padres 8-6 on Friday night. "I was 0 for the season … so it's nice to get the first hit," Braun said.