MLB Pineda takes perfect game into 7th; Yanks beat Rays 8-1 NEW YORK (AP) -- Michael Pineda retired his first 20 batters before Evan Longoria lined a double down the left-field line, and he wound up pitching two-hit ball over 7 2/3 innings Monday in the New York Yankees' home opener, an 8-1 win over the Tampa Bay Rays. Pineda (1-1) dominated like the pitcher the Yankees have always hoped he would become.
MLB-DIAMONDBACKS-GIANTS Giants' Posey 'doing good' after struck in head by pitch SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Giants catcher Buster Posey is said to be doing well after being struck in the helmet by a 94 mph fastball in the first inning and forced out of the game. It was a frightening moment in San Francisco's 4-1 victory Monday against the Arizona Diamondbacks in its home opener.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Tampa Bay's Evan Longoria lined a double down the left-field line with two outs in the seventh inning, breaking up a perfect game bid by the Yankees' Michael Pineda in New York's home opener. Pineda retired his first 20 batters Monday, starting 16 of them with strikes, before Longoria reached on a first-pitch hanging slider. Longoria tipped his helmet to Pineda after reaching second.
A look at what's happening all around the majors today: ___ BANNER DAY In a home opener unlike any other at Wrigley Field, the Chicago Cubs will raise a banner as defending World Series champions for the first time since they moved into the venerable ballpark more than a century ago. "Oh, it'll be crazy," young slugger Kyle Schwarber said.