SAN DIEGO (AP) -The
Los Angeles Dodgers
didn't even get a hit.
outpitched the Padres' ace, leading the defending NL West champions to a 4-1 victory Monday.
''I knew that their pitcher was going to be their ace, Peavy, so I wanted to allow the least runs possible and I'm very glad
that it turned out this way,'' Kuroda said through a translator.
The loss broke Peavy's 11-game winning streak against the Dodgers. He hadn't lost to his team's biggest rival since Sept.
13, 2003, during his first full big league season.
''That's as good of a lineup that you'll face - a little bit of everything,'' said Peavy, who is 13-2 lifetime against the
Dodgers. ''That's a team to be reckoned with.''
Ramirez went 0-for-3 with a walk and a run on his first opening day with the Dodgers.
drove a 418-foot homer to straightaway center field off Peavy, and
had three hits, including a two-run single.
The crowd of 45,496 was the largest in Petco Park's six-year history.
Kuroda held San Diego to four hits in 5 2-3 innings.
''It was great,'' Dodgers manager
said. ''Then you go out there and you score a couple runs in the first inning off Jake, that's not easy to do. He shut us
down completely last year. You just feel when you score runs off him, that you have to win. It's not like you should win,
but you have to win because you certainly don't do it that often.''
Kuroda (1-0) gave up a run in the first inning, then allowed only one baserunner over the next four. The Padres finally chased
him in the sixth after he allowed singles by
to load the bases with two outs.
came on and got
to hit a weak grounder to the right side of the mound.
, who threw a handful of 99 mph fastballs, pitched the ninth for the save.
Peavy (0-1) allowed four runs - three earned - and seven hits in seven innings while striking out eight and walking two.
and his fellow relievers protected a slim lead for
, and New York held on for the win.
drove in both Mets runs with a homer off
(0-1) and a groundout.
Santana (1-0) went 5 2-3 innings, extending his streak without a loss since June 28.
, J.J. Putz and Rodriguez didn't allow a hit the rest of the way.
Rodriguez, who saved a major league-record 62 games for the Angels last season, retired all three in the ninth for his first
save with New York.
pitched into the seventh inning for his first opening-day win in five chances.
Zambrano (1-0) allowed one run and five hits over six-plus innings in his first start against the Astros since his no-hitter
on Sept. 14 in Milwaukee. That game was played at Miller Park after Hurricane Ike damaged the Houston area.
hit his 50th career leadoff home run and
also went deep against Oswalt (0-1).
worked a shaky ninth inning to earn the save.
became a crowd favorite in his Marlins debut, hitting the majors' first inside-the-park homer on opening day since 1968 and
going 4-for-5 against his former team.
Florida also hit three homers, including
's grand slam.
Bonifacio was summoned for a curtain call following his first big league homer, which landed short of the warning track but
sailed over center fielder
because he was playing so shallow.
The last inside-the-park home run on opening day was by Boston's
on April 10, 1968.
Bonifacio stole three bases and scored four times.
(1-0) pitched six innings to win in his first opening-day start.
(0-1) departed after three innings trailing 6-1.
and Arizona newcomer
each homered from both sides of the plate to lead the Diamondbacks.
Eight home runs were hit in the game, including the decisive shot by
leading off the seventh against
Lopez and Clark became the first switch-hitting teammates to homer from both sides of the plate in a game since
did it for the
New York Yankees
on April 23, 2000. It had never been done on opening day.
hit solo homers for the Rockies.
(1-0) worked 1 1-3 scoreless innings for the win and
got the save.
At St. Louis,
hit a three-run double with two outs to cap a four-run ninth inning off Cardinals rookie closer
broke a 2-all tie with a leadoff homer in the eighth off
added a sacrifice fly off
(1-0) for a 4-2 St. Louis lead.
led off the ninth with a double against Motte (0-1).
singled in a run with two outs, pinch-hitter
doubled LaRoche to third,
was hit by a pitch and Wilson doubled to left-center on an 0-2 fastball.
St. Louis didn't warm up anyone until after Wilson's hit.
pitched the ninth for a save.