Giants offense, Blach struggle in loss to Mariners in home opener

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Blue Jays 14, White Sox 5 - Josh Donaldson and Aledmys Diaz each hit a two-run homer, and host Toronto routed Chicago for its fourth consecutive victory. The total, meanwhile, sits at 7.5 runs after hitting the board at 7. Mike Leake (1-0) picked up the win after throwing seven innings: he allowed two runs on five hits with three walks and four strikeouts. San Francisco became the first team in major league history to score its first three runs of the year on solo homers by the same player, according to Elias.

The Giants will be turning to righty Johnny Cueto (0-0, 0.00 ERA), who struck out 136 hitters over 147 innings a year ago (25 starts), while finishing the season 8-8 overall with a 4.52 ERA and a 1.45 WHIP.

The Mariners answered right back in the fifth, getting Robinson Cano's RBI double and a sacrifice fly from Guillermo Heredia.

The Giants are coming off a four-game road stint against the Dodgers. He had one win with Seattle last season; he had four with St. Louis in 2014, and two more in the National League playoffs.

The San Francisco Giants will be looking to bounce back after earning a series split with the Los Angeles Dodgers despite scoring just two runs in the entire series thanks to a pair of Joe Panik solo home runs to win games one and two.

Longo is averaging 4.4 FanDuel points per game this season. numberFire's models project him to bat.277 with 17 homers, 77 RBI, 69 runs scored and 5 steals in 612 plate appearances over the remainder of the season.

The Giants finished the inning with a commanding 9-0 lead as Crawford followed up Sandoval's three-run homer with a long ball of his own.

DANIEL GLUSKOTER New Giants third baseman Evan Longoria watches the flight of his seventh inning two run home run. It was his first hit for San Francisco since coming over in an off season trade with Tampa Bay

However, they're both still considerably behind Barry Bonds' 35 splash hits. Hernandez struck out 78 hitters across 86 innings a year ago (16 starts) but finished the season 6-5 overall with a 4.36 ERA and a 1.29 WHIP.

Mets 2, Phillies 0 - Matt Harvey allowed one hit in five sharp innings in his encouraging season debut, and host NY blanked Philadelphia. With the rotation missing two of its horses, the Giants need Cueto to show that he's back, and this was a great first showing.

San Francisco stifling the Dodgers in the first two games was impressive, but I think the Giants' true colors and the Giants that we expected to see came out in games three and four.

With Madison Bumgarner out with a fractured hand, Ty Blach wil take the mound in his place. The right-hander allowed eight hits and one run in six innings.

Meanwhile, Nelson Cruz has been placed on the 10-day disabled list with a sprained ankle.

The Giants' 6-4 loss to the Mariners in Tuesday's home opener started in a familiar way: Shaky pitching backed by a sleepy offense.

Mariners reliever Nick Vincent replaced Gonzales and was able to get out of the seventh without further incident, but the Giants would add another run in the eighth off former Pirate Juan Nicasio.

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