The 2021 Major League Baseball season is officially underway after Opening Day took place on Thursday. There were plenty of talking points. There was Cody Bellinger’s home run that turned into an RBI single and Miguel Cabrera’s homer in the snow that included a slide into second base. But we’re going to concentrate on a couple of games that took place elsewhere. The Seattle Mariners haven’t been relevant in a few years, but they made some noise to start their season by mounting a major comeback against the San Francisco Giants. Down 6-1 heading into the eighth inning, they looked dead and buried. However, they fought back and scored six runs in the frame to take the lead.
They utilized a lot of ‘small ball’ in that comeback, with Dylan Moore ending up being the main hero with three RBIs on the night. They ended up winning the game 8-7 in the bottom of the tenth due to a run being walked in, overcoming what had looked like a fairly comfortable Giants victory. Elsewhere, the Milwaukee Brewers were also making a big comeback of their own on Opening Day. Taking on the Minnesota Twins, they, too, appeared to be out of it heading into the ninth. Byron Buxton’s two-run homer in the top of the seventh game the Twins a 5-2 lead, but that didn’t prevent a rally from the Brewers to force extras. Christian Yelich singled in a run and then Travis Show followed it up by doubling in two, tying the game. In the bottom of the tenth, Lorenzo Cain scored on a chopper to give his team a 6-5 win and get them off to a winning start to the season.