Major league roundup: Pineda dazzles in Yankees' home opener

It will be another afternoon game, as things will get started at 1:05 PM ET.

New York Yankees' Brett Gardner, right, falls to the ground after colliding with Tampa Bay Rays first baseman Rickie Weeks after Weeks reached for an errant throw by pitcher Xavier Cedeno during the sixth inning of a baseball.

"Decent real estate", Gardner said.

When asked to describe what was going on in the Yankees dugout before Longoria became the first base runner for Tampa Bay, manager Joe Girardi said, "Thinking it's going to be another special day at the stadium". In a March 23 start, he allowed two runs on three hits over 4.1 innings while striking out eight.

To do so, they'll have to execute better pitches to Judge, play better defensively and capitalize in clutch situations.

"Every inning, (I) focused on getting outs quick, hitter by hitter - focused on being aggressive", added Pineda, who had lasted less than four innings against the Rays at Tampa Bay last week. Paxton (1-0) was a big reason why, keeping Houston's offense silent long enough for Seattle's bats to wake up and finally convert with runners in scoring position. Snell came back to get two outs, but when he walked Aaron Hicks to force in a run, manager Kevin Cash had seen enough, albeit after only 83 pitches.

"He had full command of all of his pitches today", Longoria said. "We have to figure out a way to not let that be what defines us over the course of the year".

"I'm sure now when we go to New York, it's going to be insane", Machado recently told the New York Post of the free-agent rumors.

NY rebounded from a 3-0, fifth-inning deficit and won its third straight after a 1-4 start.

Severino will try to get his first win as a starting pitcher since beating the Chicago White Sox on September 27, 2015. He did not give up any more earned runs as NY rallied past the sloppy Tampa Bay Rays 8-4 to get back to.500.

Yankees flamethrower Luis Severino (0-0, 7.20 ERA) will oppose Rays' righty Matt Andriese (0-0, 9.00 ERA).

OUR PICK: The Yankees have won four of their last five games against the Rays at home and are a flawless 5-0 in their last five games versus a left-handed starter. Andriese gave up five runs - four earned - in four innings last Friday against Toronto.

Gamecock fans will remember Montgomery for being a three-year starter from 2012-2014.

Reds 7, Pirates 1: Eugenio Suarez and Scooter Gennett homered, and Cincinnati took advantage of wild Pittsburgh starter Tyler Glasnow.

  • Julie Sanders