MIAMI (AP) -Johan Santana and one big inning were all the New York Mets needed.
Santana struck out eight in seven dominant innings, David Wright hit a three-run double and New York opened its season with a 7-2 win Monday over the Florida Marlins.
Dodgers 5, Giants 0
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Joe Torre was victorious in his debut as manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Brad Penny allowed four hits over 6 2-3 innings in his first opening-day start, Jeff Kent hit a two-run homer off Barry Zito and the Dodgers beat the San Francisco Giants 5-0 Monday.
Nationals 11, Phillies 6
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - The Washington Nationals took their late-inning act on the road.
Nick Johnson's tiebreaking RBI double off Tom Gordon highlighted a five-run ninth inning and the Nationals beat the Philadelphia Phillies 11-6 Monday.
Brewers 4, Cubs 3, 10 innings
CHICAGO (AP) - The start of the Cubs' 100th season since winning the World Series ended like so many seasons at Wrigley Field - with a loss.
Tony Gwynn hit a sacrifice fly in the 10th inning, and the Milwaukee Brewers beat Chicago 4-3 Monday.
Kosuke Fukudome went 3-for-3, hitting a tying, three-run homer in the ninth off Eric Gagne (1-0), but it wasn't enough for the Cubs, who haven't even reached the World Series since 1945.
Diamondbacks 4, Reds 2
CINCINNATI (AP) - The defending NL West champions opened the season the way they spent much of the last one: winning a close one.
Brandon Webb pitched six innings Monday, and the light-hitting Arizona Diamondbacks piled up three solo homers in a 4-2 victory that dampened Dusty Baker's debut as the Cincinnati Reds manager.
Pirates 12, Braves 11
ATLANTA (AP) - Tom Glavine's homecoming was long forgotten by the time Pittsburgh finally got the win.
Xavier Nady hit his second homer of the game, a three-run shot in the 12th inning, and the Pittsburgh Pirates overcame a horrific ninth to ruin Atlanta's home opener, winning 12-11 on Monday night.
Padres 4, Astros 0
SAN DIEGO (AP) - Jake Peavy beat his buddy Roy Oswalt with his bat as well as his arm.
The reigning NL Cy Young Award winner hit an RBI single and a sacrifice fly, and pitched seven innings of three-hit ball to lead the San Diego Padres to a 4-0 win over the Houston Astros in a season opener on Monday night.

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