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Houston Astros' Jose Altuve (27) slides across home plate to score as New York Yankees catcher Brian McCann watches during the first inning of a baseball game on opening day for the teams, Tuesday, April 1, 2014, in Houston. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)
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First Published Apr 02 2014 10:15 am • Last Updated Apr 03 2014 04:45 pm

ASTROS 6, YANKEES 2

HOUSTON • Jesus Guzman and L.J. Hoes homered off CC Sabathia to help the Houston Astros roll to a 6-2 win Tuesday night in the first game of Derek Jeter’s farewell tour with the New York Yankees.

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Jeter’s final big league season began by being plunked on the left arm by Scott Feldman. The 13-time All-Star went 1 for 3 with a single.

Jeter, who has won five World Series with New York, announced in February that his 20th season would be his last.

The Astros added Dexter Fowler and Scott Feldman to improve a team coming off three straight 100-loss seasons. On the first day, it worked.

Fowler had two doubles as Houston jumped on Sabathia (0-1) for six runs in the first two innings. Feldman allowed two hits in 6 2-3 innings in his Houston debut after signing a three-year, $30 million contract.

BLUE JAYS 4, RAYS 2

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. • Drew Hutchison won his first start in almost two years and Adam Lind homered for the visiting Blue Jays.

Hutchison (1-0) allowed three hits and walked three over 5 1-3 shutout innings in his first big league game since June 15, 2012. The right-hander had elbow ligament replacement surgery in August 2012.


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Lind hit a three-run homer in the first off Alex Cobb (0-1). He sent a 3-1 pitch over the center-field fence.

Cobb gave up four runs, five hits and four walks in five innings.

Jonathan Diaz, filling in for injured Toronto shortstop Jose Reyes, made it 4-0 with his first major league hit, an RBI single in the fourth.

INTERLEAGUE

RANGERS 3, PHILLIES 2

ARLINGTON, Texas • Adrian Beltre singled home Shin-Soo Choo with the winning run in the ninth inning, and the Rangers saved a run on a successful replay challenge.

Choo, who also scored the tying run in the seventh, reached base for the fourth time on a walk to start the ninth against Mario Hollands (0-1), who was making his major league debut.

After Elvis Andrus’ sacrifice and a walk to Prince Fielder, Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg went to right-hander B.J. Rosenberg. Beltre then singled, scoring Choo without a throw.

New Texas closer Joakim Soria (1-0) got the win with a perfect ninth inning in his season debut.

The first replay review of the series was a successful challenge by Rangers manager Ron Washington and helped keep a run off the board in Philadelphia’s two-run sixth inning.

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