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"I don't try to block it out at all, I try to use it. I felt good in the bullpen and I knew during the player entrances and stuff. We were all ready for this game."

— A's pitcher Sonny Gray on the electric atmosphere at Oakland's ballpark as he held Texas hitless for seven innings Monday. The A's won 8-0.



Dodgers' record last season when trailing after six innings. On Monday, they trailed the Padres 3-2 after the sixth, but won 6-3 on Jimmy Rollins' three-run homer in the eighth.


Consecutive opening day wins by the Mariners who beat the Angels 4-1 on Monday.


Minutes of first rain delay in three seasons in Miami on Monday. The retractable roof was open when play began against Atlanta. But it started raining in the second inning. The showers were unexpected, and the sellout crowd booed when play was halted while the roof closed.


What Yankees DH Alex Rodriguez did in his first game back from a season-long drug suspension on Monday in a 6-1 loss to Toronto: "I can guarantee you I won't take this year for granted."

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Hanley Ramirez

Outfielder, Red Sox

In his first game with Boston since signing an $88 million, four-year contract, Ramirez hit a solo homer in the fifth inning and a grand slam in the ninth as the Red Sox beat Philadelphia 8-0 on Monday.