Published: Sun, April 01, 2018
Sports | By Brett Lawson

MLB Predictions: Will Astros vs. Rangers be Low-Scoring? 3/30/18

MLB Predictions: Will Astros vs. Rangers be Low-Scoring? 3/30/18

YANKEES 6, BLUE JAYS 1: Giancarlo Stanton had two home runs, including the hardest-hit, opposite-field home run since tracking exit velocity began in 2015, and also doubled as NY won at Toronto and gave Aaron Boone a win in his first game as a professional manager. It was the 100th home run in the brief but decorated career of the reigning World Series MVP.

Verlander (1-0) struck out five, walked two and allowed only four singles.

The Astros and Rangers get back at it tonight with 2015 Cy Young victor Dallas Keuchel taking on former Astro Doug Fister.

Remember, Astros fans. The regular season is a marathon, not a sprint. Keuchel pitched on opening day two straight seasons before Thursday. "This is probably felt in the last three or four years".

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Chris Devenski and Brad Peacock each threw a scoreless inning in relief for the Astros. They had someone in left, left center, right center and right field. Matt Joyce was intentionally walked to bring up Semien.

Springer hit a 2-0 pitch off lefty Cole Hamels (0-1) into the right-field seats, becoming the only player in Major League Baseball history with leadoff homers in consecutive season openers, according to the Elias Sports Bureau. It will also be the first of the Big and Bright Friday Nights at the ballpark. It's always fun with the Rangers, especially for us pitchers, their lineup has been one of the most potent in baseball the last five, seven years so to start with them, we get a hard task. The only time the Rangers ever really threatened Verlander was in his final inning of work, getting runners to first and third with two out, but that ended when he struck out Nomar Mazara to end the rally.

GIANTS 1, DODGERS 0: Joe Panik homered off Clayton Kershaw in the fifth inning and San Francisco won at Los Angeles, dealing Kershaw his first loss in his franchise-record eighth consecutive opening-day start.

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