Major league roundup: Astros' title defense opens with a win

Posted April 02, 2018

With his pitching staff in flux, Rangers manager Jeff Banister has a chance to do some truly interesting things with the team's rotation and bullpen. Lefty Cole Hamels and the Rangers are both still trying to get back to the World Series. (7-4, 4.25 ERA in 2017) against Texas left-hander Matt Moore (6-15, 5.52 ERA in 2017) in the third game of the series on Saturday afternoon.

George Springer has set a Major League Baseball first with his 100th career home run for the Houston Astros.

On the other hand, Texas looks like it will struggle to contend after back-to-back division titles in 2015-16. "It's not always pretty, but do whatever is necessary to win the baseball game". In his career, Verlander is 11-6 with a 3.02 ERA and 127 strikeouts against Texas.

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Remember, Astros fans. The regular season is a marathon, not a sprint. While the they aren't necessarily expected to be among the top World Series contenders, to suggest 45 wins as a benchmark for this season is pretty silly.

The Houston Astros beat the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 2017 World Series in Game 7 of what proved to be an exciting glimpse of the future of the game. But that's the beauty of Opening Day: Every team can pretend otherwise. "I'm excited to be here for a whole season".

HOUSTON STARTER LHP DALLAS KEUCHEL (14-5, 2.90) was 3-1 with a 2.92 ERA for four starts against the Rangers last season. Fister struck out 83 hitters across 90 innings past year (15 starts), while finishing the season 5-9 overall with a 4.88 ERA and a 1.38 WHIP.

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BRAVES 8, PHILLIES 5: Nick Markakis hit a three-run homer with two outs in the ninth inning, capping Atlanta's comeback from a five-run deficit Gabe Kapler's managing debut with Philadelphia.

Globe Life Park in Arlington cash parking lots will open at 9:30 a.m. and ballpark gates will open at 11:30 a.m. for the home opener. "I know we played them really hard the last couple years since I've been here, but last year not so much".

Rangers 3B Adrian Beltre is starting his 21st big league season, the only active major leaguer with at least 20 seasons.

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