Chicago Cubs 2 – New York Yankees 3
Highlights: Brett Gardner lined a slider from Hector Rondon for a three-run, ninth-inning drive that lifted New York over the World Series champion Chicago Cubs 3-2 in the series opener Friday. Home runs by Kris Bryant in the first and Kyle Schwarber in the sixth off Michael Pineda gave the Cubs a 2-0 lead. Jonathan Holder (1-0) pitched a one-hit eighth for his first major league victory, helping combine on a four-hitter.
Chicago White Sox 2 – Baltimore Orioles 4
Highlights: Gabriel Ynoa pitched six sharp innings after starter Wade Miley was forced out of the game by the impact of two line drives, and Chris Davis hit a home run to help Baltimore beat the Chicago White Sox 4-2 on Friday night. Miley left after being drilled by successive batters. First, he was struck in the left wrist by a shot off the bat of Jose Abreu. Two pitches later, Avisail Garcia ripped a comebacker that hit Miley high on the left thigh and knocked him off his feet. That ended Miley’s night after 12 pitches. He got only two outs. Brad Brach, the last of four Baltimore relievers, gave up a run in the ninth but earned his sixth save.