A week into the Major League Baseball season, it’s already clear that the new replay rules need some work.
Matt Kemp hit his first two home runs at Dodger Stadium since late in 2012 and Hanley Ramirez slugged his first two homers this season, helping Los Angeles beat the San Francisco Giants 6-2 Sunday night to avoid a three-game sweep.
Reigning AL saves leader Jim Johnson struck out two and closed it out this time after losing back-to-back outings to begin with his new team, sealing the Oakland Athletics’ 6-3 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Sunday.
The game between the Seattle Mariners and Oakland Athletics was called off Friday night because of a water-logged field that both teams and the umpiring crew said made conditions dangerous.
Michael Morse keyed a six-run first inning with a two-run single, and the San Francisco Giants beat Los Angeles 8-4 on Friday, spoiling a Dodgers’ home opener played nearly two weeks after they began the season in Australia.
Coco Crisp homered leading off the bottom of the 12th inning to lift the Oakland Athletics to a 3-2 win over the Seattle Mariners on Thursday night.
Angel Pagan hit a three-run home run in San Francisco’s five-run eighth inning and the Giants rallied to beat Arizona 8-5 on Thursday in a game that was halted briefly in the top of the first due to a swarm of bees in the outfield.
Scott Kazmir (1-0) pitched 7 1-3 scoreless innings against his former team in his Oakland debut to help the A’s win the opener 6-1. They appeared to be on their way to a sweep when they took a 4-3 lead into the ninth with help from Brantley’s dropped fly ball.
Tim Hudson allowed three hits while working into the eighth inning in his first start for the Giants and San Francisco beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 2-0 on Wednesday night.
Scott Kazmir must wait an extra day to make his Oakland Athletics’ debut against a Cleveland Indians team that gave him the chance to revive his career last season.