Detroit 18, Atlanta 3: Box Score AP Recap
Julio Teheran -- regarded as one of the game's elite pitching prospects -- gave up six hits in two innings. All six hits were home runs, and Detroit wound up hitting three more to give them nine in the game. Alex Avila, Ryan Raburn (twice), Brennan Boesch, Prince Fielder, Delmon Young, Jhonny Peralta and Danny Worth went yard in a scary display of offensive force. But on the bright side, Miguel Cabrera committed an error, although that really doesn't matter because, uh, nine home runs.
Kansas City 6, Texas 1: Box score AP Recap
Johnny Giovatella, Billy Butler, Mike Moustakas and Lorenzo Cain all reached base twice. On the flip side, Jeff Francouer went 0-3 and Yuniesky Betancourt 0-2, giving some early fodder to sabermagicians. And Vin Mazzaro, who gave up 14 runs in 2 13 innings in a game last year, threw two scoreless inning.
Minnesota 5, Tampa Bay 3: Box Score AP Recap Boston 8, Minnesota 3: Box Score AP Recap
Terry Doyle, who the Twins selected from the White Sox in December's Rule 5 Draft, threw two scoreless innings, walking one and striking out one in Minnesota's game against Tampa Bay. Neither Joe Mauer nor Justin Morneau played in either of the Twins' games.
Cincinnati 8, Cleveland 6: Box Score AP Recap
Ubaldo Jimenez allowed five runs -- one earned -- on five hits and one walk in just an inning of work. Cleveland didn't play too many of their position player starters, although former Twins shortstop Cristian Guzman re-surfaced to go 1-2 with a walk.