Yanks bury Orioles...Mets slip pass Nats ... Kershaw on injured list
WASHINGTON (AP) — Robinson Cano homered for the Mets, then added a late RBI single, and Jacob deGrom outpitched Max Scherzer as New York edged the Washington Nationals 2-0 in the opener for both teams. DeGrom compiled 10 strikeouts with one walk and five hits in six innings, while Scherzer had 12 Ks, three walks and two hits in 7 2/3 innings. Scherzer and deGrom are only the second pair of starters in an opening day game since 1970 to get to double figures in strikeouts.
NEW YORK (AP) — Luke Voit hit a first-inning homer, Masahiro Tanaka finally got an opening day victory in his fourth try and the New York Yankees started the season with a 7-2 win over the Baltimore Orioles. Voit smashed a three-run shot off Andrew Cashner, and Greg Bird added a solo homer in the eighth, the first big flies for New York a year after clubbing a record 267 en route to 100 wins.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Clayton Kershaw has been placed on the Los Angeles Dodgers’ injured list, officially ending his franchise-record streak of eight consecutive opening day starts. The Dodgers announced the move today before they faced Arizona. The move is retroactive to Monday, allowing Kershaw to return by April 4. Kershaw developed inflammation in his left shoulder early in spring training, The 31-year-old ace has missed playing time in each of the past three seasons due to injuries.
UNDATED (AP) — The second week of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament gets going tonight. The Oregon Ducks take on No. 1 Virginia in the South Region. Oregon is the closest thing to a long shot remaining in the NCAA Tournament. No. 2 seed Tennessee faces third-seeded Purdue in the other matchup in Louisville, Kentucky. And Gonzaga-Florida State and Texas Tech-Michigan decide the finalists in the West Region in Anaheim, California.
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) —Los Angeles Lakers guard Josh Hart will miss the rest of the season with a right knee injury. The second-year pro has missed four straight games and five of the last seven with right knee tendinitis. He had an ultrasonic debridement procedure on his right knee patellar tendon this morning. The Lakers will miss the playoffs for the sixth consecutive season. Hart is averaging 7.8 points, 3.7 rebounds and 1.4 assists per game.