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The MLB Report / Scores and fast facts

>American League

Chicago White Sox at Texas: Colby Lewis struck out nine in his first opening day start, and Ian Kinsler homered in the Rangers' win. The loss spoiled the managerial debut of Robin Ventura.

Baltimore 4, Minnesota 2: Jake Arrieta pitched seven scoreless innings, and Nick Markakis homered and drove in three runs for the Orioles.

Kansas City at L.A. Angels: Newcomer Albert Pujols was set to make his debut in an Angels' uniform Friday night. The slugging first baseman was signed as a free agent after he left the Cardinals in the offseason.

Seattle at Oakland: The two teams already have met twice this season, as they played in Japan last week. Both earned a win there.

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>National League

Colorado 5, Houston 3: Pinch runner Eric Young scored the go-ahead run on an error in the eighth inning.

Arizona 5, San Francisco 4: Chris Young and Paul Goldschmidt hit first-inning home runs off the Giants' Tim Lincecum.

L.A. Dodgers at San Diego: Matt Kemp already is off to a good start. The Dodgers' outfielder had a home run in Thursday night's opener.

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Texas Rangers: Ian Kinsler began the season Friday without a new long-term contract from the Rangers. Kinsler and the Rangers had been talking for several weeks about a new deal, but had placed an Opening Day deadline on the negotiations.

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