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Opening Day highlight

There were plenty of memorable moments Monday.

New Marlins leadoff hitter Emilio Bonifacio had three stolen bases and an inside-the-park home run. Tony Clark and Felipe Lopez each hit two home runs for the Diamondbacks.

My Mighty Pirates rallied in the ninth inning to beat the Cardinals. And, yes, you can call them the first-place Pirates today!

What I really enjoyed was seeing the high-payroll Yankees stink up the joint in Baltimore.

CC Sabathia, the Yankees' $161 million investment, gave up six runs on eight hits and couldn't get out of the fifth inning. On top of that, he walked five, threw two wild pitches and didn't strike out a batter.

"I was terrible. I battled from the first inning on," said Sabathia.

The other megabucks star, Mark Teixeira, went 0-for-4 and was booed loudly by Orioles fans who were upset that he turned down the team's free-agent offer in the offseason.

All of that added up to a 10-5 loss by the Yankees.

It's only one game and the Yankees have about six months to recover, but it was an opener to remember.

Maybe they have about 99 more of those games left this year.


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