Thursday occasioned the holy day of obligation known as Opening Day, and we provided you with the blow-by-blow (as we'll do for every day of the season). Since Opening Day means that every team winds up temporarily winless or undefeated (minus the occasional Japan Series participants), conditions are always ideal for snap judgments. So let us make some of those! We'll do so with a focus on four Opening Day performers in particular. Onward.
Let the record show Madison Bumgarner hit a home run before allowing his first baserunner of the 2017 MLB season. In the fifth inning of Sunday's opener, the Giants' ace/de facto designated hitter took Diamondbacks starter Zack Greinke deep to left center field on a fourth-pitch fastball, the 15th home run of his career.
Pittsburgh beat St. Louis 4-1, Toronto won over Tampa Bay 5-3 and Kansas City defeated the N.Y. Mets 4-3. Most every other club starts up Monday. Detroit and Miami are the last to open, on Tuesday.
From the Cubs' pitching to baseball's broadcast bubble...
From playoff rematches to wild West showdowns to aces in new places, Opening Day should be declared a national holiday.
The Yankees and Astros will have to wait one more day for their seasons to begin. Opening Day at Yankee Stadium has been postponed due to rain.
It's Opening Day. Here's a full schedule, including TV and streaming information.
Baseball is back! Follow along all day as the 2016 gets underway with Opening Day. Are the Yankees ready for the opener vs. the Houston Astros? Can the Phillies get off to a good start vs. the Reds? Can the Mets get the Royals out of their heads? Who will be the standout star of the day?
Opening Day around Major League Baseball represents a clean slate, a chance to put aside the fortunes and misfortunes of 2014 and to cast off that winter coat, scarf, gloves and knit hat in favor of a cap and some flip flops...
It still feels like the World Series just ended, but MLB Opening Day is already upon us again. The 2015 season begins with the Chicago Cubs hosting the St. Louis Cardinals on April 5.
Unsure of who Devon Travis, Odubel Herrera and Tuffy Gosewisch are? Let Cliff Corcoran give you some insight into some of Opening Day's more unfamiliar and unlikely starters.
Yahoo Sports' MLB crew unveils our standings, our MVPs and even how many homers A-Rod hits.
Lloyd McClendon didn't want to make an official pronouncement about his final 25-man roster on Wednesday. But after the Mariners traded right-hander Erasmo Ramirez to the Rays for left-hander Mike Montgomery on Tuesday night, the pieces of the puzzle were all in place.
Dominant pitching is still the most valuable weapon in contending for a World Series title, but with offense down around the league, having a potent lineup can go a long way as well...
The 2015 MLB season is still a few days away, but the rumors are already swirling around some of the biggest names in baseball.
Without an international opener in 2015, the Major League Baseball season will get started in a more traditional fashion with opening day slated for ESPN's Sunday Night Baseball on Sunday, April 5. The Cardinals and the Cubs will kick things off on ESPN2, with first pitch scheduled for 8 p.m ET. All of the 28 remaining teams will open the season on April 6, with four games scheduled to appear on the ESPN family of networks.
Here's how the conversation about Opening Day goes when you have a pitcher of Clayton Kershaw's accomplishments. The Dodgers -- and everyone in baseball -- knew Kershaw would be scheduled to pitch that game before anyone even arrived at Camelback Ranch.