Hudson pitches Giants to victory
PHOENIX — Tim Hudson was backed to his old self with his new team.
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.
Hudson (1-0) was making his first start since July 24 after fracturing his right ankle against the Mets while pitching for the Braves. The veteran right-hander, who signed with San Francisco as a free agent in the offseason, had four strikeouts and no walks, and had Arizona hitters pounding the ball into the ground.
"After a couple of month from my surgery, I know coming back was a definite possibility," Hudson said. "You get anxious but I wouldn't call it butterflies. You just anxious to get back out there."
Hudson showed solid command of his first pitch and threw that first offering for strikes.
Arizona starter Trevor Cahill (0-1) held the Giants scoreless until the fifth. Angel Pagan singled in a run in the fifth and Michael Morse doubled in a run in the sixth to make it 2-0.
Braves 1, Brewers 0
At Milwaukee, Atlanta pitcher Aaron Harang and the Brewers' Matt Garza had no-hit bids until Chris Johnson homered with two outs in the seventh inning, sending the Braves to a victory.
Harang (1-0) didn't allow a hit until Logan Schafer grounded a single leading off the bottom of the seventh.
Nationals 5, Mets 1
At New York, Gio Gonzalez homered in his first start for the second straight season and pitched three-hit ball to lead the Nationals over the Mets.
Rockies 6, Marlins 5
At Miami, Jordan Pacheco had three hits, Jordan Lyles won in his Colorado debut as the Rockies held on for a victory over the Marlins for their first win of the season.
Pirates 4, Cubs 3, 16 innings
At Pittsburgh, in a game that took 5 hours, 55 minutes, pinch-hitter Tony Sanchez singled in the winning run in the bottom of the 16th inning to give the Pirates a victory over the Chicago Cubs — the longest game in Pittsburgh history by time.
Dodgers 5, Padres 1
At San Diego, Hanley Ramirez hit a two-run double in the first inning and Dan Haren pitched six strong innings to lead the Los Angeles Dodgers to a win.
Reds 1, Cardinals 0
At Cincinnati, Chris Heisey's single in the bottom of the ninth inning ended Cincinnati's record scoreless streak to open a season and sent the Reds to a victory over the St. Louis Cardinals.
The Reds set a modern franchise record by failing to score in the first 17 innings of the season. Their previous worst was 13 scoreless innings in 1909 and 1934.
Red Sox 6, Orioles 2
At Baltimore, Mike Napoli homered and drove in four runs, John Lackey allowed three hits in six innings and the Boston Red Sox spoiled the Baltimore debut of Ubaldo Jimenez.
David Ortiz hit a two-run homer off Jimenez (0-1) and Dustin Pedroia had four hits for the defending World Series champion Red Sox, now 1-1 after losing to Baltimore on opening day.
Blue Jays 3, Rays 0
At St. Petersburg, Fla., Mark Buehrle allowed four hits over 82/3 innings, Jose Bautista homered twice and Toronto beat Tampa Bay.
Buehrle (1-0) struck out 11 and walked one.
Athletics 6-4, Indians 1-6
At Oakland, Calif., Scott Kazmir shut out his former team into the eighth inning in his Oakland debut, and the Athletics beat the Indians in the first game of a day-night doubleheader.
In Game 2, Michael Brantley atoned for a rare error by hitting a two-run single in the ninth inning off new Oakland closer Jim Johnson that helped Cleveland salvage a split.
Tigers 2, Royals 1, 10 innings
At Detroit, Ian Kinsler homered and drove in the winning run with a single in the 10th inning to lift the Tigers over the Royals.
Max Scherzer pitched eight scoreless innings for the Tigers, but Joe Nathan blew his first save chance since signing with Detroit in the offseason.
White Sox 7, Twins 6, 11 innings
At Chicago, Leury Garcia reached on a bunt single in the 11th inning and came home on a balk and a pair of wild pitches by Samuel Deduno, giving the White Sox a win over the Twins.
Before a crowd of just 10,625, Chicago came back from a 6-4 deficit in the ninth on Garcia's run-scoring single off Glen Perkins and Adam Eaton's RBI grounder
Astros 3, Yankees 1
At Houston, Dexter Fowler homered and tripled and Matt Dominguez added a home run late to help the Astros take the opening series from the Yankees with a second straight win.
Rangers 4, Phillies 3
At Arlington, Texas, Shin-Soo Choo drew a bases-loaded, game-ending walk against Jonathan Papelbon as the Rangers rallied in the ninth inning for the second night in a row, beating the Phillies.
The Rangers scored three times in the ninth off Papelbon (0-1), who gave up four hits while retiring only one batter.