MLB Opening Day 2022 finally got to work, and it was very exciting in both the National League and the American League to the point that when the first game of the defending World Series champions was expected to party, Atlanta Braves, Cincinnati Reds crumpled their crown on Thursday.
Cincinnati Reds 6-3 Atlanta Braves
Even the emotional opening ceremony, which included Chipper Jones throwing out the first field of the season and opening World Series Pennant prevented the Reds from winning a surprise victory by eliminating Max Fried on the mound, who was defeated in a game that included a three-run home run Brandon Drury and Tyler Male pitching gem.
Houston Astros 3-1 Los Angeles Angels
Current American League MVP, Japan shohei otani became the first player to throw the first ball and win the first game on his team of the season, but he was defeated, missing one series in 4.2 innings with nine outs and no bats, while Alex Bregman shone with a home run and two RBIs in the Houston Astros’ 3-1 win over the Los Angeles Angels.
Pittsburgh Pirates 0-9 St. Louis Cardinals
Albert Pujols received a standing ovation upon his return to Bush Stadium, prompting a big smile from the designated hitter who joined Yadier Molina and Adam Wainwright in a game together for the first time since 2009, and the star pitcher didn’t give up a single try in six innings to lead the St. Louis Cardinals to a 9-0 closeout with the Pittsburgh Pirates.
New York Mets 5-1 Washington Nationals
AT Max ScherzerOn his first visit to the National Park as a member of the New York Mets, the star pitcher was out of action but received a standing ovation that was preceded by consecutive RBIs with back-ups. Mark Kanya and Starling Mars leading the revamped Big Apple team to a 5-1 victory over the Washington Nationals. Buck Showalter debut as manager of the away team.
Milwaukee Brewers 4-5 Chicago Cubs.
Cleveland Guardians 1-3 Kansas City Royals.
San Diego Padres 2-4 Arizona Diamondbacks.