The first pitch, hit and more from the 2000 major league season, which opened Wednesday night with the Chicago Cubs playing the New York Mets at the Tokyo Dome:

Pitch _ A called strike from Mike Hampton to Eric Young at 7:06 p.m. in Japan (5:06 a.m. EST).

Hit _ Damon Buford, a single in the first inning off Hampton.

Home Run _ Shane Andrews.

Run _ Young, who scored on Buford's hit.

Double _ Edgardo Alfonzo.

Walk _ Young.

Strikeout _ Todd Zeile, by Jon Lieber.

Stolen Base _ Young.

Double Play _ Sammy Sosa, started by Mets shortstop Rey Ordonez.

Error _ Andrews.

Hit by Pitch _ Mark Grace, by Hampton.

Winning Pitcher _ Jon Lieber.

Losing Pitcher _ Hampton.

Save _ Rick Aguilera.

Protest _ Bobby Valentine. The Mets manager later said he was dropping his protest, which was prompted by a mix-up about the Cubs' lineup card.