Like Father, Like Son
On Saturday, rookie Kyle Drabek picked up his first major league win with a sterling 1-hit performance over seven innings to defeat the Minnesota Twins. It was almost 25 years ago when his father, Doug, earned the first win of his career. On July 11, 1986, with Yankees manager Lou Piniella calling the shots, the elder Drabek, making the sixth start of his career, pitched six strong innings for the Yankees at Minnesota.
"I told the guys in the first inning to get me five runs. They got me two. They asked if that was enough and I said 'No, keep them coming. When we got to 14, I said, 'All right, that's probably good, save some for tomorrow. You'd love to get that many runs, but you know it's not going to happen every time,"
White Sox pitcher Mark Buehrle after Chicago's 15-10 win over Cleveland. The Sox scored 14 runs in the first four innings.
"I've been petitioning the league to start in March for years. Finally they let us start in March because everybody knows my Aprils. It's great to start this way. ... Last year was awful, it was embarrassing."
Yankees' first baseman Mark Teixeira, a notorious slow-starter, after hitting a three-run home run on Opening Day.