Red Sox cruise to big win, Verlander leads Astros

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The Boston Red Sox opened their MLB season with a big win, while Justin Verlander led the Houston Astros on Friday.

JD Martinez and Kevin Pillar both went three-for-five with three RBIs as the Red Sox thrashed the Baltimore Orioles 13-2.

Nathan Eovaldi pitched six innings, giving up five hits and just one run in the Red Sox's win.

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Verlander struck out seven in six innings of work as the Astros brushed past the Seattle Mariners 8-2.

Michael Brantley went two-for-three with three RBIs for Houston.

 

Brilliant Bieber

Shane Bieber struck out 14 and gave up just four hits in six innings in the Cleveland Indians' 2-0 win over the Kansas City Royals.

Lance Lynn ensured the Texas Rangers opened Globe Life Field with a win. He struck out nine and gave up two hits in six innings in a 1-0 victory against the Colorado Rockies.

 

Bad Bumgarner

Madison Bumgarner's Arizona Diamondbacks debut did not go to plan. He gave up three runs in 5.2 innings in a 7-2 loss to the San Diego Padres.

 

Inciarte magic

The Atlanta Braves' Ender Inciarte robbed JD Davis of extra bases at least during a 1-0 loss to the New York Mets.

Friday's results

New York Mets 1-0 Atlanta Braves
Cincinnati Reds 7-1 Detroit Tigers
Toronto Blue Jays 6-4 Tampa Bay Rays
Miami Marlins 5-2 Philadelphia Phillies
Chicago Cubs 3-0 Milwaukee Brewers
Cleveland Indians 2-0 Kansas City Royals
Boston Red Sox 13-2 Baltimore Orioles
Texas Rangers 1-0 Colorado Rockies
Minnesota Twins 10-5 Chicago White Sox
St Louis Cardinals 5-4 Pittsburgh Pirates
Houston Astros 8-2 Seattle Mariners
San Diego Padres 7-2 Arizona Diamondbacks
Los Angeles Dodgers 9-1 San Francisco Giants
Oakland Athletics 7-3 Los Angeles Angels

 

Giants at Dodgers

The Los Angeles Dodgers (2-0), with Alex Wood starting, will look for a third straight win over San Francisco Giants (0-2) on Saturday.

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