APR 04, 2014 11:33p ET
Then he got back at the team that released him five days before the start of last season, hitting a tiebreaking double in the ninth inning of the first game at Fenway Park since Boston won the World Series last October.
That sparked a four-run inning against Edward Mujica that lifted the Milwaukee Brewers to a 6-2 win Friday.
Khris Davis doubled off Mujica (0-1), who made his Boston debut, and took third when Scooter Gennett reached on a sacrifice bunt. Overbay doubled to right for a 4-2 lead, advanced on the throw and scored on Carlos Gomez's fourth single of the game. Aramis Ramirez added an RBI single.
TORONTO (AP) - Masahiro Tanaka pitched seven innings to win his major league debut and Jacoby Ellsbury had three hits for New York.
Staked to a 2-0 lead before taking the mound, Tanaka (1-0) got a startling welcome to the major leagues when the Japanese right-hander surrendered a home run to Toronto's Melky Cabrera on his third pitch. It was Cabrera's first homer of the season and the second leadoff shot of his career.
DETROIT (AP) - Miguel Cabrera homered in eighth inning for his 2,000th career hit.
Cabrera also hit three singles. His two-run drive made him the ninth player to reach 2,000 hits before turning 31.
Miguel Gonzalez (0-1) allowed seven runs and nine hits in 3 1-3 innings.
CLEVELAND (AP) - Nick Swisher hit a two-run homer in the sixth inning, two batters after Yan Gomes connected for a solo shot.
Swisher's homer off Mike Pelfrey (0-1) allowed the Indians to cap a day of pomp and pageantry as they celebrated Progressive Field's 20th anniversary. Before the sixth, the Indians had been shut out by Pelfrey and were in danger of disappointing a sellout crowd that stuck around following a 2-hour, 13-minute rain delay and plummeting temperatures.
Indians reliever Josh Outman (1-0) recorded two outs after coming in for Danny Salazar in the sixth and got the win.
Gordon hit a bases-clearing double in the first inning and Guthrie allowed four runs on seven hits, four walks and a hit batter in 5 2-3 innings.
Lorenzo Cain drove in two runs with a two-out fifth inning single that put Kansas City ahead 7-2.
The Royals jumped on White Sox rookie right-hander Erik Johnson (0-1) for six hits and four runs in the first two innings. Johnson retired only 14 of the 28 batters he faced, yielding seven runs on 10 hits, three walks and a hit batter to take the loss.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Sean Rodriguez homered and tied a career-high with four RBIs, Jake Odorizzi got his first major league win, and Tampa Bay routed Texas.
Rodriguez got a two-out RBI in the first when he was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded, and hit a three-run homer during the third that put the Rays up 4-0. He was back in the lineup after missing Thursday night's 7-2 win over Toronto for the birth of his son.
Odorizzi (1-0) allowed three hits in six innings in his seventh big league start and 10th game overall. Ryan Hanigan hit a three-run homer during the fifth for the Rays.
Texas slugger Prince Fielder got his first RBI since Sept. 22, a drought of 20 regular and postseason games, with a run-scoring single in the eighth.
HOUSTON (AP) - Mike Trout, Josh Hamilton and Kole Calhoun homered to help Los Angeles get its first win of the season.
Garrett Richards (1-0) allowed one run on three hits with five walks and seven strikeouts in five innings.
Lucas Harrell (0-1) was roughed up for five runs on seven hits with three walks and three strikeouts in three innings.
Trout hit a solo homer in the first inning and Hamilton hit a three-run drive in the sixth off Jerome Williams that made it 8-1. After Erick Aybar's RBI single, Calhoun added a two-run shot off Williams.