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Brewers 4, Cubs 3: Ryan Braun's grounder to shortstop scored Rickie Weeks on a close play at the plate, and Milwaukee rallied for two runs in the ninth against new Chicago closer Kevin Gregg for a victory in its home opener.
Rockies 10, Phillies 3: Cole Hamels was roughed up and chased early by host Colorado in his debut after some spring training elbow trouble pushed back his start. Jason Marquis pitched seven strong innings in his Rockies debut, before a crowd of 49,427 -- the highest paid attendance in a regular-season game at Coors Field, which opened in 1995.
Marlins 5, Mets 4: Jorge Cantu singled with two out in the ninth to score Emilio Bonifacio, and host Florida remained unbeaten by defeating New York.
Cardinals 5, Astros 3: Ryan Ludwick homered and drove in two runs, Skip Schumaker had three hits and host St. Louis survived another shaky ninth to beat Houston.
Diamondbacks 9, Dodgers 4: Chris Young went 3 for 3 with a home run and Jon Garland won in his NL debut for host Arizona.
Yankees 4, Royals 1: Andy Pettitte gave up three hits in seven strong innings and Jorge Posada hit a two-run single, carrying New York past the Royals in the opener of Kansas City's renovated Kauffman Stadium.
Tigers 15, Rangers 2: Miguel Cabrera hit a grand slam and matched his career high with six RBIs, leading host Detroit past Texas.
Orioles 5, Rays 4: Melvin Mora drove in three runs, Mark Hendrickson won in his Baltimore debut and the Orioles ended a run of 12 consecutive losses to visiting Tampa Bay.
Blue Jays 13, Indians 7: Marco Scutaro's bloop, run-scoring single brought home the go-ahead run in Toronto's six-run eighth and the Blue Jays overcame a bullpen meltdown following a nearly four-hour rain delay for victory against host Cleveland, which is 0-4 for the first time since 1985.
Twins 12, White Sox 5: Joe Crede homered against his former team, Justin Morneau also went deep as Minnesota defeated host Chicago.
nMariners 5, Athletics 4: Endy Chavez had three hits and drove in two runs as Seattle ended a four-game losing streak in Oakland.
First Published April 11, 2009 3:24 am