Davis, O's slam Twins
Chris Davis extended his torrid start with a grand slam and five RBIs, and the Baltimore Orioles used a five-run eighth inning to beat Minnesota 9-5 Friday in their home opener.
Davis became the fourth player in major league history to homer in his first four games of the season, joining Willie Mays, Mark McGwire and Nelson Cruz. He is 9 for 15 (.600) with four homers and 16 RBIs.
The Orioles trailed 5-4 before loading the bases with one out in the eighth against Casey Fien (0-1). After Adam Jones tied it with an RBI single, Davis greeted Twins reliever Tyler Robertson with an opposite-field shot to left on the first pitch.
The grand slam set off a wild celebration from the sellout crowd of 46,653, many of whom came to welcome back the Orioles from their banner 2012 season, when they ended a run of 14 years of losing with their first playoff appearance since 1997.
Rangers 3, Angels 2: Ian Kinsler hit a go-ahead single with two outs in the eighth inning and Texas gave its fans plenty of reasons to cheer in the home opener, beating Josh Hamilton and Los Angeles.
Tigers 8, Yankees 3: Prince Fielder hit a go-ahead, three-run homer in the fifth inning and added a soaring, two-run shot in the seventh to lift Detroit over New York in the Comerica Park opener.
Red Sox 6, Blue Jays 4: Mike Napoli hit a two-run homer and drove in the go-ahead run with an eighth-inning groundout and Will Middlebrooks added a solo shot for Boston.
Rays 4, Indians 0: Matt Moore pitched six scoreless innings and Ben Zobrist drove in three runs to lead Tampa Bay.
Mariners 8, White Sox 7: Kendrys Morales hit a tiebreaking double in the 10th inning and Jesus Montero tacked on a run-scoring single, leading Seattle.
In the National League:
Giants 1, Cardinals 0: Barry Zito saved San Francisco's season by beating the Cardinals last fall in the NL championship series, then delivered again with a victory over St. Louis as the Giants celebrated their latest World Series title throughout the home opener.
Braves 4, Cubs 1: Justin Upton hit his third homer in four games and Mike Minor pitched into the eighth inning to help Atlanta.
Diamondbacks 3, Brewers 1: Wade Miley and Kyle Lohse were locked into a pitching duel through six innings before Arizona spoiled Lohse's debut with Milwaukee by scoring two runs on a wild pitch off reliever Michael Gonzalez in the seventh for a win over the Brewers.
Marlins 7, Mets 5: Alex Sanabia won for the first time in more than two years and Miami gave Mike Redmond his first victory as a major league manager.
Reds 15, Nationals 0: Todd Frazier and Zack Cozart each homered twice, and the Reds hit six in all -- including Xavier Paul's pinch grand slam -- while sending Washington to its first loss of the season.
Rockies 5, Padres 2: Wilin Rosario and Dexter Fowler homered, helping Jeff Francis and Colorado beat San Diego in a festive home opener at Coors Field.