The Major League season started Sunday night, with a surprising 8-2 win for the Houston Astros over the Texas Rangers. The Astros, Baseball’s worst team in 2012, won their first game ever as an American League team, getting at three run pinch hit homer from Rick Ankiel the key blow. Bud Norris started and got the win for Houston with relief help from Erik Bedard, who pitched 3 1/3 scoreless innings to pick up his first career save. Justin Maxwell had a pair of triples and made an outstanding catch in center field. Matt Harrison took the loss on the mound for Texas.
The rest of the Major league teams get started Monday. Newsradio 1490 starts season long coverage of the Atlanta Braves Monday night, as they start the season at home against the Philadelphia Phillies. Pregame coverage starts at 5:55 PM, first pitch is set for 7:05 PM. Other games slated for Monday include: Miami at Washington (1:05 PM), San Diego at New York Mets (1:10 PM), Chicago Cubs at Pittsburgh (1:35 PM), Colorado at Milwaukee (2:10 PM), Los Angeles Angels at Cincinnati (Interleague, 4:10 PM), San Francisco at LA Dodgers (4:10 PM), St. Louis at Arizona (10:05 PM)…Boston at New York Yankees (1:05 PM), Detroit at Minnesota (4:10 PM), Kansas CIty at Chicago White Sox (4:10 PM), and Seattle at Oakland (10:05 PM)