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MLB roundup — April 1

Associated Press

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AMERICAN LEAGUE
Astros 6, Yankees 2

Jesus Guzman and L.J. Hoes homered off CC Sabathia to help host Houston roll to a win Tuesday night in the first game of Derek Jeter’s farewell tour with New York. Jeter’s final big-league season began by being plunked on the left arm by Scott Feldman and ended 1-for-3 with a single. The 13-time All-Star who helped New York to five World Series titles announced in February his 20th season would be his last. The Astros added Dexter Fowler and Feldman to improve a team coming off three straight 100-loss seasons. On the first day, it worked. Fowler had two doubles as Houston jumped on Sabathia for six runs in the first two innings. Feldman allowed two hits in 6⅔ innings.

Blue Jays 4, Rays 2

Drew Hutchison won his first start in almost two years, Adam Lind homered, and visiting Toronto beat Tampa Bay. Hutchison (1-0) allowed three hits, three walks and struck out four over 5⅓ shutout innings in his first major-league game since June 15, 2012. The right-hander had elbow ligament replacement surgery in August 2012. Lind put the Blue Jays up 3-0 on a three-run homer in the first off Alex Cobb (0-1). He sent a 3-1 pitch over the center-field fence. Cobb gave up four runs, five hits, four walks and had three strikeouts in five innings.

NATIONAL LEAGUE
Dodgers 3, Padres 2

Yasiel Puig hit a 410-foot drive for a two-run homer and Zack Greinke won his season debut, leading visting Los Angeles over San Diego. Carl Crawford started the game with a base hit and Puig then drove a 2-1 pitch from Ian Kennedy into the balcony on the third deck of the Western Metal Supply Co. Building in the left-field corner. It was his first homer. It was the second time Kennedy faced the Dodgers since June 11, when, while with Arizona, he hit Puig and Greinke with pitches, inciting a brawl at Dodger Stadium. Kennedy was suspended for 10 games. He was traded to the Padres on July 31. San Diego loaded the bases with two outs in the ninth against Kenley Jansen, on singles by Yonder Alonso and Will Venable, and a walk to Yasmani Grandal. The closer then struck out pinch-hitter Nick Hundley to earn his second save in two chances. Greinke retired his first 10 batters before Seth Smith homered into a party deck atop the right-field wall, trimming San Diego’s deficit to 3-1. Greinke (1-0) went five innings, allowing two runs and two hits while striking out five and walking two.

Marlins 4, Rockies 3

Nathan Eovaldi pitched six innings and Miami made the most of five hits to beat visiting Colorado for the second night in a row. Eovaldi (1-0) allowed two runs and struck out six after Jose Fernandez limited Colorado to one run in the season opener. Eovaldi gave up six hits, walked one and reached 99 mph on the radar gun. A.J. Ramos struck out Nolan Arenado with runners at the corners to end the eighth, protecting a one-run lead. Steve Cishek converted his 30th consecutive save opportunity by pitching a perfect ninth. Miami newcomer Casey McGehee singled home a run and has five RBI in the first two games. Brett Anderson (0-1) pitched six innings and allowed four runs, three earned.

Braves 5, Brewers 2

Freddie Freeman hit two solo homers and Jason Heyward added a two-run shot to back a solid outing by Alex Wood and power visiting Atlanta over Milwaukee. Heyward’s first homer of the season off Kyle Lohse (0-1) put the Braves on top 2-1 in the fifth and snapped a string of 22 scoreless innings against the Brewers. Freeman opened the sixth with his first homer and added a two-out home run in the eighth to make it 4-1. Wood (1-0) settled down after allowing a home run to Carlos Gomez on his first pitch. The left-hander allowed one run on five hits in seven innings. Craig Kimbrel struck out the side in the ninth for the save.


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