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Carl Crawford and the Devil Rays were celebrating on Opening Day. (AP)
Opening Day takes center stage
The ritual that is Major League Baseball returned Monday as Opening Day festivities took center stage in cities around the U.S. and Canada. More >
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SEASON OPENERS
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Anaheim Angels
Angels fall in season opener There was the pageantry of Opening Day, the emotion of the World Series championship flag being raised, and the return of the Red Sea of fans to their home ballpark. Full story >
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Arizona D-Backs
Johnson drops first-ever opener Brian Jordan entered Monday's season opener with good career numbers against Randy Johnson. He left with even better ones. Full story >
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Atlanta Braves
Maddux, Braves lose to Expos This was an afternoon Greg Maddux could have utilized a first tee mulligan. Full story >
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Baltimore Orioles
Matthews leads O's past Tribe The Opening Day festivities at Camden Yards and the splendid ballgame that followed was overshadowed or outshone, rather, by Mother Nature. Full story >
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Boston Red Sox
Red Sox can't close out Rays There might not be a more heartbreaking way to lose on Opening Day than surrendering a three-run run lead in the bottom of the ninth and losing on a walk-off home run. Full story >
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Chicago Cubs
Cubs club Mets in opener It's just one step, one game, one win. But it's the first win in Phase II of Dusty Baker's managerial career, and it's good to get it out of the way. Full story >
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Chicago White Sox
Royals shut out White Sox, 3-0 Jerry Manuel expected his White Sox squad to win all 162 games this season. Full story >
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Cincinnati Reds
Celebration short-lived for Reds Monday was a first for the 42,343 fans who filled Great American Ball Park. Unfortunately for Jimmy Haynes, his was a novel experience, too. Full story >
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Cleveland Indians
Sabathia shines in Tribe loss C.C. Sabathia got his turn at an Opening Day start, and the 22-year-old left-hander showed that he might well be ready to anchor the rotation. Full story >
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Colorado Rockies
Jennings suffers rough opener Jeff Kent's homer in his first Houston Astros at-bat was his normal course of action against Colorado Rockies pitcher Jason Jennings, who always takes a beating against Kent. Full story >
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Detroit Tigers
Maroth delivers, but Tigers fall, 3-1 It's a new era in Detroit, but Brad Radke still owns the Detroit Tigers. Full story >
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Florida Marlins
Sloppy play sinks Fish in opener Pitching, speed and defense are expected to be the key ingredients to the Marlins' success. Full story >
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Houston Astros
Kent ignites win in Astros debutJeff Kent did his best to give his new hometown fans something to remember. Jeff Bagwell made sure his longtime fans didn't forget. Full story >
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Kansas City
Hernandez leads Royals to victory Royals right-hander Runelvys Hernandez capped his near-perfect day by hugging his father and two-month-old son. Full story >
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LA Dodgers
Nomo, Jordan, dominate in opener Hideo Nomo outpitched Randy Johnson with a four-hit shutout and Brian Jordan homered and drove in three runs as the Dodgers opened the season with an 8-0 win. Full story >
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Milwaukee Brewers
Bullpen can't hold down Cardinals The 2003 Milwaukee Brewers played an odd opening act on Monday. Full story >
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Minnesota Twins
Twins begin defense with 3-1 win Ace Brad Radke pitched a gem into the seventh inning and benefited from some home run support as the Twins beat the Tigers, 3-1, on Opening Day at Comerica Park. Full story >
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Montreal Expos
Expos win opener vs. Braves Tony Armas Jr. pitched six solid innings, shortstop Orlando Cabrera and first baseman Jeff Liefer brought out their booming bats. Full story >
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New York Mets
Mets muddle through opener Tom Glavine's first pitch, a strike, settled into Mike Piazza's mitt at 1:13 p.m. Monday and the sellout crowd at Shea Stadium erupted. Full story >
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New York Yankees
Yankees down Blue Jays, 8-4 What should have been a joyous day for the New York Yankees turned into a very somber one. Full story >
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Oakland A's
Durazo comes up big in A's debut It took Erubiel Durazo just two pitches to show A's fans why general manager Billy Beane dubbed him his "Holy Grail" after acquiring him from Arizona in the offseason. Full story >
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Philadelphia Philles
New Phils spark win over Marlins In their debuts wearing red, Jim Thome, Kevin Millwood and David Bell proved as good as advertised. Full story >
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Pittsburgh Pirates
Bucs spoil GABP debut Two years after the Cincinnati Reds put a damper on the PNC Park opener, the Pittsburgh Pirates returned the favor Monday, downing the host Reds in their Great American Ball Park debut. Full story >
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San Diego
Sharp defense not enough Benito Santiago and J.T. Snow broke a tie game in the top of the ninth with back-to-back solo homers as the Giants won Monday's opener, 5-2. Full story >
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San Francisco
Durham gets SF off to winning start At 5-foot-8 and 180 pounds, Giants second baseman Ray Durham is not baseball's prototypical slugger, but don't be fooled by his small stature. Full story >
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Seattle Mariners
Mariners shut out by A's in opener Bob Melvin's first pitching change as manager of the Mariners might have come one pitch too late. Full story >
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St. Louis Cardinals
Robinson the hero in opener A day after he was afraid he would be sent to the minors, Kerry Robinson is an Opening Day hometown hero. Full story >
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Tampa Bay Devil Rays
Homers start Rays' season right Lou Piniella's entire plan for his first year managing his hometown Rays was for the team to get better as the season wore on. Full story >
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Texas Rangers
Show begins: Rangers win By virtue of three home runs and a solid outing by starter Ismael Valdes, the Rangers topped the Angels, 6-3, at Edison International Field. Full story >
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Toronto Blue Jays
Halladay struggles in loss to Yanks It was billed as a collision of aces, a matchup of two of the best hurlers in the American League East. Full story >
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