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The MLB Report / Scores and fast facts

>American League

Detroit 3, Boston 2: Austin Jackson hit a bases-loaded single in the bottom of the ninth inning and the Tigers overcame a blown save by Jose Valverde to beat the Red Sox. Valverde (1-0) blew a save for the first time in 52 chances, a streak that included 49 in a row last season.

Toronto 7, Cleveland 4 (16): J.P. Arencibia's three-run homer in the 16th inning sent the Blue Jays to a win over the Indians in the longest opening-day game in major league history.


>National League

Philadelphia 1, Pittsburgh 0: Roy Halladay allowed just two hits in eight innings and the Phillies opened with a win over the Pirates. The two-time Cy Young winner, making his 10th straight Opening Day start, settled down quickly after a shaky start.

Washington 2, Chicago Cubs 1: Stephen Strasburg frustrated the Cubs for seven innings, and Ian Desmond singled in the go-ahead run in the ninth.

Cincinnati 4, Miami 0: Jay Bruce homered and drove in a pair of runs, and Johnny Cueto dominated in his first opening-day start.

L.A. Dodgers 5, San Diego 3: With Magic Johnson and Frank McCourt watching from next to the dugout, the Dodgers won their opener. Josh Lindblom won in relief.


>Around the horn

Bryce Harper: The heralded Nationals' prospect went 2 for 4 and stole a base in his Triple-A debut for the Syracuse Chiefs.


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Compiled from News and wire service reports.