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The Royals’ hot start has them picking up where they left off last season.

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The Baltimore Orioles’ early-season schedule is a journey into the past, exclusively on East Coast time. Baltimore doesn’t play a game outside of the Eastern time zone until June 1, in Houston. Until then, the Orioles won’t have to reset their watches or buckle up for a lengthy plane trip. The last teams to play all their games in the Eastern time zone through May were the 1932 Boston Red Sox, New York Yankees, Philadelphia Athletics and Washington Senators, according to STATS LLC. Back in those days, the train was the preferred mode of travel.

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Jackie Robinson Day was celebrated even in space this year. While Rachel Robinson, the player’s 92-year-old widow, and Commissioner Rob Manfred honored Major League Baseball’s first black player in a ceremony at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday night in conjunction with the annual Civil Rights Game, astronaut Terry Virts wore a Dodgers jersey with Robinson’s No. 42 along with a Brooklyn cap at the International Space Station orbiting the Earth. Wednesday marked the 68th anniversary of Robinson breaking the major league color barrier.

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ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Texas Rangers have recalled Anthony Ranaudo from Triple-A Round Rock to start their series finale against the Los Angeles Angels.

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Drew Silva discusses Shane Greene's rising fantasy stock and Carlos Carrasco's scare as part of Wednesday's Daily Dose.

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When Ice Cube wrote ” It Was a Good Day ” back in 1993, he must have had Boston Red Sox outfielder Mookie Betts’ performance in mind. Betts dominated in all facets of the game Monday, showing off his skills at the plate, on the bases and in the field. Things started almost immediately. [ Yahoo Sports Fantasy Baseball: Sign up and join a league today! ]

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Mookie Betts took away a two-run homer with a leaping catch. Boston’s athletic, young leadoff hitter and center fielder thrilled the capacity crowd – and his teammates – at the home opener and started the Red Sox toward a 9-4 win over the Washington Nationals on Monday. ”He took the game over,” Boston manager John Farrell said. ”He’s a talented, exciting player.” The 22-year-old Betts made his major league debut last June 29 and hit .291 in 52 games as he made the switch from second base to the outfield.

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”Pitching is so good now that it’s just gotten tougher and tougher and tougher on these hitters,” said Bruce Bochy, manager of the World Series champion San Francisco Giants. Boston’s Mike Napoli was 0 for 18 before an eighth-inning single Sunday night. ”This game is about rhythm and being in there a lot,” Napoli said.

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Take a look around MLB with Big League Stew’s daily wrap up. We’ll hit on the biggest moments from the day that you may have missed, while providing highlights and interesting stats. The New York Yankees had scored 17 runs in their first five games of 2015, a stretch in which they went 1-4 and never scored more than five in a single contest. Then, Sunday night, as they played the rival Boston Red Sox on national TV, one loss away from a series sweep, the Yankees’ bats came alive. It was more like an outburst, actually. The Yankees scored 14 runs (nearly a season’s worth for them at this point), beating the Red Sox by 10. Front and center was Alex Rodriguez, who had four RBIs, including a bases-loaded double in the first inning.  [ Yahoo Sports Fantasy Baseball: Sign up and join a league today! ] The Yankees scored a total of seven runs in the first inning, pretty much putting the game out of reach right away. Chase Headley and Stephen Drew both homered in the first inning as well, turning Red Sox starter Clay Buchholz into a punching bag. He looked great for Boston on opening day, not allowing a run in seven innings. On Sunday night, that seemed like all he was doing. He allowed nine earned runs (plus another unearned) in 3 1/3 innings, turning a nice blank ERA into an ugly 7.84. “I think overall it’s good to see one through nine come out and get some good at-bats, get some hits,” Rodriguez said after the game. “I think this is a game that we needed.” The Yankees offense made it so starter Masahiro Tanaka wasn’t the story. There have been questions about his elbow and whether he needs Tommy John surgery. Tanaka’s velocity was down in his first start. Take away all this Yankees offense, and there’d be more scrutiny for Tanaka. He wasn’t spectacular, but did enough to fly under the radar and get the win. He threw 97 pitches in five innings, giving up three earned runs and allowing four hits.  DEXTER FOWLER LIFTS CUBS IN THE NINTH The Chicago Cubs went into the ninth inning of Sunday’s game against the Colorado Rockies down 5-3, but they got a big lift from one of their newest players. Dexter Fowler, acquired in an offseason trade with the Houston Astros, hit a two-run, go-ahead homer in the top of the ninth. Welington Castillo had driven in a run prior to Fowler’s at-bat, cutting the lead to one. Then Fowler delivered off Rockies closer LaTroy Hawkins for the Cubs’ third win of the young season. TIGERS, ROYALS STAY UNDEFEATED If we continue at this rate, things will be really interesting when the Detroit Tigers and Kansas City Royals meet on April 30. The AL Central foes are the last two defeated teams in MLB after Sunday’s action. The high-powered Tigers got a 4-for-4 day from Miguel Cabrera (including two homers) as they beat the Cleveland Indians 8-5 . Meanwhile, the Royals pounded 14 hits in their 9-2 win over the Los Angeles Angels. Both teams are now 6-0. The Atlanta Braves hadn’t lost before Sunday, but fell 4-3 to the New York Mets. Next up: The Royals are on the road in Minnesota, while the Tigers travel to Pittsburgh for a series. NELSON CRUZ IS A HERO AGAIN FOR MARINERS For the second day in a row , new Seattle Mariners slugger Nelson Cruz helped his team beat the Oakland Athletics in the late innings. On Saturday, Cruz hit an eighth-inning, go-ahead homer. On Sunday, he pulled off his magic in extra innings, launching a 10th inning homer as Seattle won 8-7 . Not all was joyous for the M’s, though. Ace Felix Hernandez left the game in the fifth inning because of tightness in his right quad. The Mariners called it a precaution. Want to see the rest of Sunday’s MLB action? Check out our scoreboard . More MLB coverage from Yahoo Sports: – - – - – - – Mike Oz is the editor of Big League Stew on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at mikeozstew@yahoo.com or follow him on Twitter! Follow @MikeOz

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