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 SCOREBOARD
Wednesday, April 2
Texas at Seattle (10:10 p.m. EDT). Carlos Silva, 13-14 last year for Minnesota, starts for Seattle in his Mariners' debut and Jason Jennings (2-9 last year) starts for the Rangers.

STARS
Tuesday
-Daisuke Matsuzaka, Red Sox, struck out nine and didn't walk a batter, allowing two hits and one run over 6 2-3 innings as Boston beat the Athletics 2-1 in Oakland's home opener.
-Robert Andino, Marlins, hit first career home run with two outs in the 10th inning to give Florida a 5-4 win over the New York Mets.
Josh Hamilton, Rangers, hit a two-run homer in the ninth off All-Star closer J.J. Putz, sending the Texas Rangers to a 5-4 victory over Seattle.
Trevor Hoffman, Padres, earned his 525th career save, pitching the ninth inning in San Diego's 2-1 win over the Houston Astros.

STREAKS
The Yankees' 3-2 win over Toronto gave New York a major league-record 11th consecutive victory in a home opener, breaking a tie with the Pittsburgh Pirates (1945-54).

SAVES
Mariano Rivera got a save in the Yankees' opener. Last year, he didn't get his first save until April 28.

STATS
Seattle's Ichiro Suzuki is 15-for-26 (.577) against Texas' Vicente Padilla.

SLIPPING
The St. Louis Cardinals have lost consecutive openers for the first time since 1996-97.

SO LONG
Larry Bowa of the Los Angeles Dodgers was ejected from Tuesday night's game against San Francisco for arguing with third-base umpire Ed Montague, who had told him to stand within the boundaries of the coaching box. Major League Baseball announced in late February that starting this year, first- and third-base coaches must not cross the lines toward home plate or the field until batted balls pass them. Only then can they take up other spots to guide runners.

SPEAKING
``It's a neat moment for me.'' - Joe Girardi after winning his first game as manager of the New York Yankees, 3-2 over the Toronto Blue Jays on Tuesday night.

SEASONS
April 2
1931 - Virne Mitchell, the first woman in professional baseball, pitched against the New York Yankees in an exhibition game in Chattanooga. Babe Ruth waved wildly at the first two pitches and took a third strike. Lou Gehrig timed his swing to miss three straight pitches. Tony Lazzeri, after trying to bunt, walked and Mitchell left the game.
1952 - Hall of Fame outfielder Monte Irvin of the New York Giants broke his ankle in an exhibition game. Irvin played just 46 games that season.
1984 - The New York Mets lost to the Cincinnati Reds 8-1 for their first opening day defeat in 10 years.
1996 - St. Francis of Illinois pummeled Robert Morris 71-1 in a Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference game that was surrendered after four innings by Robert Morris coach Gerald McNamara.
1997 - For the first time, the salary of one player - Albert Belle - exceeded the payroll of an entire team - the Pittsburgh Pirates. Belle, the game's highest-paid player for 1997 at $10 million, made $928,333 more than the whole Pirates payroll, which totaled $9,071,667.
2001 - Roger Clemens became the AL strikeout king, getting five to pass Walter Johnson as the Yankees beat Kansas City 7-3 in their season opener. Clemens fanned Joe Randa for his 3,509th career strikeout.
2007 - Tampa Bay's Elijah Dukes homered in his first big league at-bat in a 9-5 loss to the New York Yankees.
Today's birthdays: Jon Lieber 38; Don Sutton 63.
 

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