Rockies Trounce White Sox – MLB Roundup
UNDATED (AP) — The Yankees won their home opener, beating Baltimore 4-2. Hiroki Kuroda (hih-ROH'-kee kih-ROH'-dah) got the win by going 6 1/3 innings, allowing eight hits and two runs. He struck out four. The loser was Baltimore starter Ubaldo Jimenez yoo-BAHL'-doh hih-MEN'-ez) who gave up four runs in 4 2/3 innings on eight hits and five walks.
The game was the final opening day home game for the retiring Derek Jeter who had a hit and two strikeouts in four at bats. Jeter just barely missed a home run with a double that hit on the left field wall at Yankee Stadium during the Yanks' 112th home opener in New York.
In other major league action:
— C.J. Wilson pitched eight solid innings, Howie Kendrick and Raul Ibanez (rah-OOL'ih-BAHN'-yehz) each drove in three runs and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Houston Astros 9-1. The Angels took three of four from Houston after starting the season 0-3.
— Michael Wacha (WAH'-kuh) outdid Tony Cingrani and the St. Louis Cardinals got a three-run double from Yadier Molina (YAH'-dee-eer moh-LEE'-nah) in the first inning, beating the Cincinnati Reds 5-3 in their home opener.
— Oakland spoiled Minnesota's home opener, 8-3. Yoenis Cespedes (yoh-EHN'-ehs SEHS'-peh-dehs) followed a leadoff walk to Brandon Moss by crushing a double in the second inning and hit a sacrifice fly in the seventh.
— The Boston Red Sox rapped out 14 hits in bouncing Texas 5-1. John Lackey improved to 2-0 by holding the Rangers to one unearned run and five hits in his seven innings. Jackie Bradley Jr. singled in two runs as the Red Sox snapped a three-game losing streak.
— Kansas City doubled up Tampa Bay 4-2. The loss was doubly troubling for the Rays, whose starting pitcher, left-hander Matt Moore, left in the fifth inning with a sore elbow.
— Jordan Lyles pitched into the seventh inning and added a career-high three hits while collecting two RBIs in Colorado's 8-1 trouncing of the Chicago White Sox. Carlos Gonzalez and Troy Tulowitzki homered to support Lyles, who scattered five hits in his Coors Field debut.
— Milwaukee at Philadelphia was rained out as was San Diego at Cleveland.
UNDATED (AP) — The Minnesota Twins have placed utility man Jason Bartlett on the disabled list with a sprained left ankle and recalled catcher-outfielder Chris Herrmann from Triple-A Rochester. Bartlett was hurt on Sunday at Cleveland after replacing left fielder Josh Willingham, whose left wrist was hit by a pitch. The Twins have only two other healthy natural outfielders, Aaron Hicks and Jason Kubel (KOO'-bul). Backup first baseman Chris Colabello was in right field on Monday.
In other baseball news:
— Yankees closer David Robertson is headed to the disabled list because of a strained groin just three appearances into his role as Mariano Rivera's replacement. The Yankees will go by closer by committee until Robertson gets back.
— Eduardo Nunez's time with the Yankees ended after a decade when the infielder was traded to the Minnesota Twins for left-hander Miguel Sulbaran. The Twins assigned Nunez to Triple-A Rochester.
— The Texas Rangers have put left-hander Joe Saunders on the disabled list with a bruised left ankle and recalled right-hander Daniel McCutcheon from Double-A Frisco.