By: Jill Clapp
Sunday marked the first day of Major League Baseball in 2017 for many teams. The New York Yankees fell to the Tampa Bay Rays 7-3. For the Rays, Evan Longoria had three RBI’s to help bring his team to victory. 31,042 people came out the watch the Yankees and Rays. The Arizona Diamondbacks had a win over the San Francisco Giants with a close game of 6-5. A.J Pollock led the Diamondbacks with two RBI’s and Madison Bumgarner for the Giants with two RBI’s as well. This game drew a crowd of 49,016 people. The St. Louis Cardinals also came out with a win on Opening Day over the Chicago Cubs. Leading the Cardinals was Randal Grichuk with the only three RBI’s of the game. Willson Contreras led the Cubs having three RBI’s for his team. The attendance for this game was the highest with 47,566 people attending. The Detroit Tigers were scheduled to play the Chicago White Sox but the game was postponed due to weather.
Statistics via CBS sports