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Angels shut out Mariners

• LOS ANGELES 2, SEATTLE 0: C.J. Wilson allowed two hits over eight innings and David Freese provided all the offense with a two-run homer in the Angels' 2-0 win over the Mariners on Tuesday night. Wilson was outstanding, wriggling out of a second-inning jam and retiring the final 17 batters he faced. The lefthander allowed three baserunners and needed only two strikeouts to shut down Seattle. Nelson Cruz and Rickie Weeks each got his first hit with the Mariners, but that was the entirety of Seattle's offense against Wilson. Freese found just enough power on a chilly night. Albert Pujols doubled with one out in the fourth, the first hit off James Paxton, and Frese followed with a shot to right-center that barely cleared the fence.

• TEXAS 3, OAKLAND 1: A healthy Prince Fielder hit a pair of run-scoring singles to help Jeff Banister earn his first victory as a major league manager, and the Rangers bounced back from being shut out on Opening Day to beat the Athletics. Colby Lewis (1-0) struck out four and shut down his former club over six sharp innings in his season debut. The Rangers snapped a scoreless streak of 21 regular-season innings when Fielder punched a single to shallow center in the third.


Braves clobber Miami's Latos

• ATLANTA 12, MIAMI 2: The Braves scored seven runs in the first inning off Mat Latos and beat the host Marlins for the second day in a row to start the season on Tuesday night. Latos, acquired in the offseason, lasted only two-thirds of an inning in the shortest outing of his career. He was booed as he left the game, his first for his hometown team, and departed with an ERA of 94.50. It was the shortest outing by a starting pitcher in his Marlins debut, according to STATS. Latos failed to record a strikeout for the first time in 154 career starts. The Braves' big inning included RBI doubles by Freddie Freeman, Christian Bethancourt and Chris Johnson, and a two-run single by Andrelton Simmons.

• COLORADO 5, MILWAUKEE 2: Jordan Lyles pitched six effective innings and the Colorado Rockies hit six doubles for the second consecutive game in a victory over the Brewers in Milwaukee. Lyles (1-0) limited the Brewers to two runs and five hits. Jean Segura was hit in the face by Lyles' changeup in the fifth and stayed sprawled in front of home plate for several minutes. Segura apparently was OK, though, and remained in the game.