MLB Opening Day 2018: Scores, outcomes, highlights, live updates, video and more

LIVE: MLB Opening Day 2018 scores

It has been a chilly, 5-month wait for baseball followers, however the endurance has lastly paid off. It is Opening Day.

For these following intently, there’s been a brand new degree of anticipation for this season’s first official day of baseball. Not solely is the March 29 begin date the earliest MLB opener in historical past, all 30 groups will begin on the very same day for the primary time since 1968 (minus the Reds and Nationals, whose Thursday recreation was postponed as a consequence of climate).

With more than your common quantity of MLB motion occurring all through the day, it is perhaps robust to maintain up with every part that occurs from the online gems, to the homers, to the bloopers.

FOSTER: Markakis’ HR reminds us the sport does not care what you assume

Fortunately, Sporting Information has you coated on all of Opening Day with the perfect highlights, hilarious moments and more.

(All occasions Japanese.)

MLB Opening Day 2018 outcomes, highlights

12:forty five a.m.: And, we’ve got our first full recreation of the season: Cleveland ace Corey Kluber goes eight in a dropping effort at Seattle. He threw ninety one pitches.

12:20 a.m.: The throwback bullpen carts in Arizona are usually not getting used.

12:10 a.m.: The great news for Seattle: Felix Hernandez pitches 5 1/three scoreless innings, permitting two hits and two walks whereas putting out 4.

12:05 a.m.: The primary velocity bump in Dee Gordon’s transfer to middle subject: Gordon breaks again on a shallow fly ball by the Indians’ Yan Gomes that falls between him, left area Ichiro Suzuki and shortstop Jean Segura. The hit brings within the Tribe’s first run of the night time towards the Mariners.

10:24 p.m.: Nelson Cruz dinger!

10:12 p.m.: Ichicro is again in Seattle!

10:06 p.m.: A pitchers’ duel in L.A. ends with a Giants win and a Kershaw loss.

eight:15 p.m.: One other Opening Day stroll-off, this time it is Marcus Semien who singles residence the profitable run for the A’s.

7:forty p.m.: Nick Markakis walks it off within the backside of the ninth with a three-run bomb for the Braves!

7:17 p.m.: Hats off . . . to White Sox DH Matt Davidson for his three-house-run effort towards the Royals. He is due up sixth within the ninth inning. Chicago leads KC 14-5.

7:07 p.m.: Intelligent.

6:fifty six p.m.: Homer No. 2 for Giancarlo Stanton travels farther than his first one. Tyler Clippard isn’t curious about seeing the place it lands.

6:fifty two p.m.: Anyone psyched a few 250-foot F5? The Rangers’ Joey Gallo wasn’t. He hit one to Astros third baseman/fourth outfielder Alex Bregman. 

6:forty five p.m.: Consideration, #killthewin crowd: Chris Sale’s W is out the window. Purple Sox relievers blow a four-zero lead towards the Rays within the eighth. Denard Span’s bases-loaded triple off Carson Smith provides Tampa Bay the lead.

6:forty one p.m.: The primary walkoff win of the season goes to the Orioles, who beat the Twins three-2 in eleven. Adam Jones homers off Fernando Rodney.

6:37 p.m.: Welcome again to the Ken Giles Expertise. The Astros’ nearer (for now) is operating into hassle in Arlington after coming right into a four-zero recreation within the ninth. 

(Giles ultimately finishes off a four-1 Houston win.)

6:eleven p.m.: ANNNNNND . . .

6:08 p.m.: Take a look at Gabe Kapler making an attempt too exhausting in his recreation as Phillies skipper:

6:03 p.m.: By no means guess on baseball, youngsters:

5:32 p.m.: Josh Donaldson appears to be having points throwing the ball over to first today. Value maintaining a tally of. (UPDATE: Donaldson reportedly has been having points all spring:)

four:fifty nine p.m.: Shade me skeptical, however…

four:fifty six p.m.: Nunez inside-the-parker!

four:fifty two p.m.: Warning: NSFW. 

four:39 p.m.: Welcome to the Present, Shohei Ohtani!

four:28 p.m.: Welcome to Opening Day, Eduardo Nunez!

four:23 p.m.: This is video of that dinger, by the best way.

four:10 p.m.: Giancarlo Stanton losing no time in pinstripes, as he hits a laser to proper subject for a two-run dinger within the first inning.

four:03 p.m.: Live from Atlanta…

four:01 p.m.: I imply, I prefer it. 

three:forty six p.m.: Somber second because the Blue Jays retire Roy Halladay’s quantity previous to their recreation vs. the Yankees.

three:forty five p.m.: The Astros are again, child.

three:30 p.m.: Craig Gentry is in midseason type! What a snag.

three:23 p.m.: ICYMI: 

three:14 p.m.: Hey, it is Joe, I am again, shout out to Ryan for letting me eat.

three:09 p.m.: Mets are pouring it on the Cardinals. Up eight-three now within the fifth inning. 

three:03 p.m.: Kyle Schwarber is having himself a curler-coaster day, eh?

Earlier than that homer, Schwarber gave the Cubs this defensive blooper …

And this blooper, too. Yikes. 

2:fifty three p.m.: Adrian Gonzalez sighting!

2:forty nine p.m.: Sporting Information MLB editor Jason Foster is down in Atlanta for Opening Day. Give him a comply with, will you?

2:forty five p.m.: Hey all. It is Ryan Fagan, and I am taking up for guru Joe for a half-hour of so.

In case you missed it, Shohei Ohtani is within the Angels’ lineup today, batting eighth because the DH. 

2:38: These rings belong in a museum.

2:27: The Cardinals catch as much as the Mets at three apiece off an RBI single from Jose Martinez. 

2:sixteen: The Cubs are in a dogfight with…

the Marlins?

2:10: Everybody loosen up.

1:fifty seven: The Adventures of Kyle Schwarber and Left Area.

1:fifty six: Fascinating nugget:

1:fifty one: Cubs followers positive missed this swing.

1:forty: Aaaaand Noah Syndergaard provides up a two-run dinger to Yadier Molina. It is 2-1 Cardinals.

1:32: Mets take a 1-zero lead on a nasty throwing error. Brandon Nimmo comes round to attain. 

1:30: Mets are threatening: First and second one out, backside of the primary inning.

1:20: Over in Flushing, Noah Syndergaard works a simple 1-2-three first inning, together with touching ninety nine mph to place away Dexter Fowler. Thor is prepared.

1:15: The Marlins scored a run! The Marlins scored a run!

1:10: No caption wanted. 

1:04: The Marlins, everybody.

12:fifty four: Right here it’s, your first dinger of the season.

12:fifty three: “I’ve made an enormous mistake.”

12:forty five: IT BEGINS!

12:26 p.m.: CHRIS DAVIS LEADING OFF THIS IS NOT A DRILL.

12:eleven: All the things that is previous is new once more. It is Opening Day, everybody. I am so glad you would be right here with us.

Earlier than today’s early slate of video games, learn up on one of many largest storylines of the offseason: Shohei Ohtani.