In the American League, Oakland beat the Yankees 3-2 in 18 innings. Nate Freiman drove in the game winner with a hit off Mariano Rivera. The Yankees took a 2-0 lead in the first and the A's tied things up with two in the third before getting the win and a three-game sweep.
Elsewhere, Baltimore defeated Boston 5-4 in 13 innings. Chris Davis singled home the tiebreaking run with two outs, giving the Orioles a win in the opener of a four-game series. Kansas City cruised ahead of Tampa Bay 10-1 and Toronto defeated Texas 3-1.
After all the upsets in the NCAA men's basketball tournament, the top overall seed has captured the championship. Louisville defeated Michigan 82-76. Teammate Kevin Ware was the last Louisville player to cut down the nets just over a week after he suffered a broken leg in the game against Duke. The Wolverines appeared to have the game in control after Tim Hardaway Jr.'s layup put them ahead 35-23 with about 3 1/2 minutes left in the first half. But the Cardinals led by as many as 10 in the second half en route to their first championship since 1986.
In the American League, Jackie Bradley Jr. got his first major league hit and the Boston Red Sox beat New York 7-4 last night to open a season with consecutive wins for the first time since 1999.
Elsewhere, the White Sox beat Kansas City 5-2. Texas Shut out Houston 4-0. Minnesota trumped Detroit 3-2. Cleveland slid past Toronto 3-2. Tampa bay outscored Baltimore 8-7 and Oakland cruised past Seattle 6-2.