Dodgers 3, Padres 2 - The story of this one is the benches-clearing brawl. Zack Greinke hits Carlos Quentin, Quentin charges the mound, chaos ensues. Matt Kemp almost lost his cool in this one, and was ejected. He reportedly made contact with an umpire, which means he might face a suspension. For all of the reactions and video, SB Nation has you covered.
Orioles 3, Red Sox 2 - Chris Davis continues his monster run to start the year, as he blasted his 6th home run of the year. The Orioles pitched well in this one, and were lead by Chris Tillman.
Nationals 7, White Sox 4 - Dan Haren allowed three runs through five innings in this one, and received plenty of run support from the potent Nationals line-up. Bryce Harper and Ryan Zimmerman each drove in two runs.
Giants 7, Cubs 6 - Despite an Anthony Rizzo home run, the Giants won this one 7-6. Ryan Vogelsong allowed four earned runs and was generally solid, and the Giants bats gave them just enough run support. Sergio Romo came on for the save.
Tigers 11, Blue Jays 1 - Doug Fister allowed one run in eight innings of work and the Tigers' line-up did what the Tigers' line-up does, as they won this game handily. Toronto dropped to 3-6 after this one.
Rangers 4, Mariners 3 - A home run by A.J. Pierzysnki and an excellent performance by the Texas bullpen were the keys here. In case anyone was wondering, the Rangers are now off to a 6-3 start.
Athletics 8, Angels 1 - A good start by A.J. Griffin and a good offensive night carried Oakland to a win. Yoenis Cespedes hit an absolute bomb to left-center in this one, which got out of there in a hurry. Dude can hit a little bit.
The Big Three
1.) The Mariners acquired Aaron Harang from the Rockies, which should bolster their starting pitching. The team has made a flurry of small moves to try and patch holes, and Harang is certainly one of those moves. With Harang bouncing around the rumor mill and the league lately, it surely must be nice for him to settle down in one place.
2.) One of the hottest topics of the first few weeks has been the Tigers closer situation, but the team appears to have come up with a solution to that. They have named Joaquin Benoit as their closer for now, and he can add stability to the back of their bullpen. He is a highly-paid reliever, so giving him the chance certainly makes sense. He might only be a placeholder until the team deems Bruce Rondon big-league ready.
3.) In today's crazy rumor news, the Mets are monitoring outfielder Giancarlo Stanton and Carlos Gonzalez. The team reportedly wants a franchise outfielder, and those two certainly fit the bill. The article states that the team would be willing to part with Zack Wheeler and Travis d'Arnaud, which would certainly be a gutsy move by Sandy Alderson. This will be a fascinating situation to monitor, as the Mets could have both money and prospects to spend.
In other news...
1.) The Padres received some good news today, as Chase Headley could begin a rehab assignment soon. The star third baseman has missed all of this season so far with a nagging injury, so getting his presence back in the field and in the line-up could help them. They certainly have some depth at this spot, so it should be interesting to see how they handle it.
2.) Athletics infielder Scott Sizemore got some bad news, as he learned that he will miss the entire season with a torn ACL. This has to be tough for him, as he has now missed significant time over multiple years.