The Rangers took their first lead of the young season on a solo home run to center field by the left-handed-batting Mazara in the second inning off Keuchel, who gave up just three round-trippers to left-handed batters in all of 2017. It was the 100th home run in the brief but decorated career of the reigning World Series MVP.
Elvis Andrus led off the ninth against Ken Giles, the third Astros reliever, with a double. "This is probably felt in the last three or four years".
Rangers: Four pitchers started the season on the 10-day disabled list: lefty Martin Perez (recovering from right elbow surgery) and right-handers Tony Barnette (lower back strain), Tim Lincecum (blister on right middle finger) and Ricardo Rodriguez (right biceps tendinitis). A game ticket is required to enter the festival, which also allows access to the center-field area of the stadium, including Saint Arnold Bar, from 1 - 5:30 p.m. Justin Verlander is through six innings of scoreless ball.
Boog Powell hit a one-out triple off Noe Ramirez (0-1) to start the winning rally. Two, with the long ball, Springer became the first player in Major League Baseball history to open consecutive years with leadoff home runs. Houston has two home-runs and a double.More news: CBSE paper leak: Rahul Gandhi taunts Narendra Modi over 'Exam Warriors'
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BREWERS 2, PADRES 1: Orlando Arcia singled in Ji-Man Choi with two outs in the 12th inning to lift Milwaukee at San Diego.
Marwin Gonzalez #9 of the Houston Astros hits a single in the sixth inning against the Texas Rangers in an Opening Day baseball game at Globe Life Park in Arlington on March 29, 2018 in Arlington, Texas.
GIANTS 1, DODGERS 0: Joe Panik homered off Clayton Kershaw in the fifth inning and San Francisco won at Los Angeles, dealing Kershaw his first loss in his franchise-record eighth consecutive opening-day start.