April 12, 2012; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Tigers relief pitcher Jose Valverde (46) and first baseman Prince Fielder (right) celebrate their win against the Tampa Bay Rays at Comerica Park. Detroit won 7-2.
Pittsburgh Pirates center fielder Nate McLouth makes a catch on a ball hit by Los Angeles Dodgers' Chad Billingsley during the fifth inning Wednesday at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles.
Putting heads together
Arizona Diamondbacks first baseman Lyle Overbay, center, collides with relief pitcher Brad Ziegler (ball in glove) while trying to make a play at first base on San Diego Padres' Orlando Hudson during the seventh inning Thursday at Petco Park in San Diego.
Miami Marlins' Emilio Bonifacio leaps before an at-bat in the first inning Thursday against the Phillies in Philadelphia.
Eyes and ears
San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Madison Bumgarner looks over his glove for a sign against the Colorado Rockies Thursday in Denver.
Safe at third
Chicago Cubs' Darwin Barney, right, slides safely into third base as Milwaukee Brewers third baseman Cesar Izturis takes the throw during the third inning Thursday in Chicago. The Cubs went on to win, 8-0.
Seattle Mariners shortstop Brendan Ryan is unable to reach an RBI single to center hit by Texas Rangers' Michael Young in the seventh inning Thursday in Arlington, Texas. The Rangers won 5-3.
Bobbling the throw
Angels relief pitcher Scott Downs, left, covering first, cannot handle the throw as the Twins' Denard Span, right, reaches first base, thus driving in the tying run in the seventh inning Thursday in Minneapolis. The Twins went on to win, 10-9. Downs suffered a leg injury on the play and left the game.
It's all a blur
Washington Nationals pitcher Brad Lidge pitches in the ninth inning against the Cincinnati Reds at Nationals Park. Washington went on to win the game on a wild pitch in the 10th inning.
Cincinnati Reds relief pitcher Alfredo Simon, left, watches as Washington Nationals' Roger Bernadina (2) cheers for Ryan Zimmerman, right, who has just scored the winning run during the 10th inning Thursday in Washington. The Nationals won their home opener, 3-2.
Didn't get far
Tampa Bay Rays catcher Jose Lobaton tags out Detroit Tigers second baseman Ryan Raburn during the fifth inning at Comerica Park in Detroit.
Leaving a mark
Minnesota Twins left fielder Josh Willingham falls as he tries to field an inside-the -park, three-run home run by Los Angeles Angels' Peter Bourjos in the fifth inning Wednesday in Minneapolis.
On the run
Orlando Hudson of the San Diego Padres gets caught in a rundown by Aaron Hill and Paul Goldschmidt of the Arizona Diamondbacks during the third inning Wednesday at Petco Park in San Diego. Hudson was tagged out on the play.
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Getting warmed up
Outfielder Justin Maxwell of the Houston Astros warms up during batting practice Wednesday before playing the Atlanta Braves at Minute Maid Park in Houston.
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Before 9th-inning blowup
Justin Verlander of the Detroit Tigers pitches in the fourth inning Wednesday against the Tampa Bay Rays at Comerica Park in Detroit. Verlander took a 1-hit shutout into the 9th inning, but gave up four runs as the Tigers lost to the Rays, 4-2.
Gets plunked, wins game
Jonny Gomes (facing camera with helmet on) of the Oakland Athletics is congratulated by teammates after he was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded that scored the winning run in the bottom of the 12th inning Wednesday against the Kansas City Royals in Oakland, Calif.
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Turns out he's OK
Josh Reddick of the Oakland Athletics is checked by a trainer after being hit by a pitch in the eighth inning Wednesday against the Kansas City Royals in Oakland. Reddick, who came out of the game, briefly had spotty vision and was put through concussion tests as a precaution but said he expects to play Friday.
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Ball and glove gone
Arizona Diamondbacks center fielder Chris Young loses his glove while leaping at the fence trying to catch a two-run home run by San Diego Padres' Chris Denorfia in the eighth inning Wednesday. Denorfia's homer was all the Padres needed in their 2-1 win.
The shadow knows
A member of the New York Yankees coaching staff prepares to catch a ball during batting practice Wednesday before a game against the Orioles in Baltimore.
Foul ball off the foot
Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Yunel Escobar reacts after fouling a ball off his foot Wednesday during a game against the Red Sox in Toronto, as the trainer tends to him and manager John Farrell approaches. The Blue Jays beat the Red Sox 3-1.
Milwaukee Brewers left fielder Norichika Aoki is not happy about being doubled off first base against the Chicago Cubs in the sixth inning Wednesday at Wrigley Field. The Brewers went on to beat the Cubs 2-1 for their third win in a row.
Cleveland Indians left fielder Michael Brantley catches a sacrifice fly ball hit by Chicago White Sox catcher A.J. Pierzynski (not pictured) in the first inning at Progressive Field in Cleveland.
New Yorkers offer a little defensive help to Mets first baseman Ike Davis during the third inning Wednesday against the Washington Nationals at Citi Field.
Cincinnati Reds center fielder Drew Stubbs slams into the wall going after a ball hit by the St. Louis Cardinals second baseman Tyler Greene during the fourth inning Wednesday at Great American Ballpark in Cincinnati.
Pardon my knee
Washington Nationals second baseman Danny Espinosa jumps over New York Mets' Kirk Nieuwenhuis after forcing him out during the seventh inning Wednesday in New York.
A Cleveland Indians fan watches alone from the left field stands in the ninth inning of the Indians 10-6 loss to the Chicago White Sox in a baseball game in Cleveland on Wednesday, April 11, 2012. (AP Photo/Amy Sancetta)
Alex Rodriguez is hit by a pitch by Wei-Yin Chen in the first inning of the Yanks' 5-4, 12-inning win Tuesday at Baltimore. A-Rod went 0 for 5.
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Houston's Chris Johnson is safe with a double in Tuesday's second inning as Atlanta's Dan Uggla is late with the tag. The Braves, however, got their first win, 6-4.
Houston's Carlos Lee is out at home as Braves catcher Brian McCann shows the ball to the umpire in the second inning.
St. Louis' Yadier Molina and Jon Jay celebrate Tuesday's 3-1 win over the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ballpark.
Nationals outfielder Xavier Nady misses the ball as he climbs the wall during the first inning of Tuesday's 6-2 win against the New York Mets at Citi Field.
Am I safe?
Toronto's Kelly Johnson scores past Red Sox catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia during the third inning of the Jays' 7-3 win on Tuesday.
You only live once
That's the motto this fan lives by as he runs onto the field past Red Sox center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury during Tuesday's third inning.
(Left to right) Outfielders Tony Gwynn Jr., Matt Kemp and Andre Ethier celebrate the Dodgers' 2-1 victory against the visiting Pirates on Tuesday afternoon. Ethier's solo homer in the eighth was the difference as LA sent its fans home happy from the home opener.
Dodgers second baseman Mark Ellis dives for a grounder hit by Pittsburgh's Alex Presley during the seventh inning. Ellis couldn't come up with the ball and Presley had a single, one of his two hits on the day despite the Pirates' one-run loss.
The Beach Boys perform before the Dodgers' home opener against the Pirates.
The Los Angeles Dodgers stand along the third-base line before the club's home opener against Pittsburgh.
Caught on the bases
Tampa Bay's Matt Joyce slides back to first but is forced out on Ben Zobrist's fly out in the second inning at Comerica Park on Tuesday afternoon. With a 5-2 defeat, the Rays suffered their first loss of the season, falling to 3-1, while the Tigers improved to 4-0.
Caught on the bases II
Tampa Bay's Desmond Jennings is tagged out by Detroit's Jhonny Peralta on a steal attempt during the seventh inning. Jennings did finish 2-for-4 in the Rays loss.
Protesting in Miami
Protestors outside Marlins Stadium make their points known, as Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen spoke at a news conference inside the stadium on Tuesday. Guillen, suspended five games for comments he made about Fidel Castro, apologized and said he'll do whatever he can to repair relations with Cuban-Americans angered by the remarks.
Umpire Mike DiMuro calls Kansas City's Jason Bourgeois out at third after Oakland's Josh Donaldson applies the tag during the first inning at O.co Coliseum on Monday. The hometown A's shut out the Royals 1-0 on three hits.
Houston line dance
(From left to right) Houston's Jose Altuve, Jordan Schafer, Brian Bogusevic and Travis Buck celebrate their 8-3 win over the winless Atlanta Braves at Minute Maid Park on Monday.
Boston's Darnell McDonald slides safely into home in the top of the ninth as Toronto catcher J.P Arencibia can't come up with the throw from the outfield on Monday night. McDonald's scored the go-ahead run for the Red Sox, who avoided an 0-4 start by scoring three times in their final at-bat for the 4-2 victory.
Is that Jeffrey Maier?
A Texas fan catches Josh Hamilton's solo home run in the fourth inning as Seattle's center fielder Michael Saunders can't jump high enough at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington. Hamilton went 3-for-5 with one RBI in Texas' 11-5 victory, but the story of Monday night was starting pitcher Yu Darvish, who picked up the win in his major league debut.
Milwaukee's Rickie Weeks receives high-fives after hitting a third-inning solo shot at Wrigley Field on Monday. Weeks finished 1-for-5 as the Brewers beat the Cubs 7-5.
St. Louis center fielder Jon Jay (right) and catcher Yadier Molina enjoy a 7-1 victory at Cincinnati's Great American Ball Park on Monday. Jay went 2-for-3, as did Molina, who hit one of three Cardinals homers in the first inning.
Slip, sliding away
Washington's Ian Desmond tags New York Mets' Daniel Murphy, who was trying to steal during the fifth inning at Citi Field on Monday night. Murphy later singled in the winning run for a walk-off 4-3 victory in the ninth as the Mets improved to 4-0.
That's gotta hurt
Cleveland's Shin-Soo Choo rolls on the ground after getting hit by a pitch during the sixth inning of the Indians' Monday home game against the Chicago White Sox. Choo stayed in the game, stole second and scored on Carlos Santana's single ... but the Indians lost 4-2.
Miami's Jose Reyes steals third base in the first inning against Philadelphia at Citizens Bank Park on Monday afternoon. Reyes went 2-for-4 as the Marlins claimed a 6-2 victory.
Just out of reach
Yankees center fielder Curtis Granderson dives, but can't come up with the fly ball hit by Baltimore's Robert Andino in the third inning at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on Monday afternoon. However, Granderson and New York notched a 6-2 victory and avoided an 0-4 start to the season.
Emergency personnel carry a fan injured by a foul ball off the bat of Colorado's Michael Cuddyer during the Rockies' 7-0 loss to the Giants at Coors Field on Monday. The 69-year-old woman sustained a concussion. After being released from a local hospital, the woman said in a statement, "I want to thank the fans, the paramedics and the community for their instant support."
Angel on the mound
Angels starter C.J. Wilson follows through on a pitch against the Twins in the first inning of his LA debut at Target Field on Monday. Wilson picked up the win, yielding just one run on three hits and four walks over seven innings as the Angels claimed a 5-1 victory. He also struck out five.
Raise your hand ...
... if you're sure. San Francisco's Hector Sanchez scores on a three-run double in the third inning at Colorado on Monday afternoon. Sanchez finished 2-for-5 with a run and a RBI in the Giants' 7-0 win.