MLB News & Moments You Should Know – April 7

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Today’s Headlines


Miggy’s Final Opening Day


Joined by a few Detroit legends, Miguel Cabrera threw out the first pitch ahead of the Tigers’ home opener. Nicklas Lidstrom, Calvin Johnson Jr., and Ben Wallace took to the mound for a very special ceremony. The Triple Crown winner plans to retire at the end of the season, marking 21 seasons in Major League Baseball. Now, who is the one cutting onions in here?


Don’t Mess With Moms


In a now-deleted post, Triple-A pitcher Cade McClure had some harsh words after a video circulated Thursday. McClure said cheater hits a home run on a rehab assignment during a steroid suspension to correct the headline about giving up a home run to Fernando Tatis Jr.

But it didn’t stop there. Tatis Jr’s mom entered the conversation standing up for her son.



LoCain’s Celebration


The Kansas City Royals announced a retirement ceremony slotted for May 9 against the A’s. After 13 seasons, the two-time All-Star and Worlds Series champion, Lorenzo Cain announced his retirement last month. Cain spent the last six years with the Brewers but sees Kansas City as home. Cain spent seven years with the Royals and was a key part of the team winning the AL pennant in 2014, and the World Series championship in 2015.


Lowest Scoring Home Opener Yet


The Rockies returned to Colorado for their home-opener against the Nationals. With the pitch clock already speeding games up, this game seemed to fly by, but not without the lowest score possible. Kris Bryant put the Rockies on the board with a fifth-inning RBI single. The Rockies won 1-0. this was the 11th game in Coors history to finish 1-0.


Sale-ing To Victory


Chris Sale earned his first victory since September 22, 2021. Sale gave up three runs on four hits while walking three and striking out seven in five innings pitched. His command was spotty, but the Red Sox offense helped Sale in their 6-3 win against the Tigers.


Best Moments From Yesterday


Duvall Power


Adam Duvall broke up a 3-3 tie with the Tigers by launching a ball to the stands in the sixth inning. The three-run home run was enough to keep the Red Sox in the lead for the rest of the game.


Spring-er Has Arrived


Xander Bogaerts scoops the ball to start a beautiful 6-4-3 double play against Atlanta in the third.


A True Artist


Spencer Picasso, sorry, Strider put on a masterclass in painting corners. could never. Monet could never.


They Might Be Giants After All


The Giants put on a home run clinic before leaving Chicago, producing 13 home runs throughout the series.




Jazz Chisholm Jr. apparently texted Marlins manager Skip Schumaker stating he was ready to play against the Mets. He remains day-to-day.

Jorge Polanco started a rehab assignment with Low-A Fort Myers.


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Chrystal OKeefe

Chrystal O'Keefe is a freelance writer from Indianapolis, Indiana. She balances her time between Indianapolis and Chicago and tries to travel to at least one new ballpark every year. She primarily covers the Chicago White Sox but loves talking about baseball in general.

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