Opening Day 10: Piazza, Helton hit 5 HRs as Glovers roll 9-3

Munson helps Flash beat Monkey

Now that’s how you open Season 10!

No. 1 overall pick Mike Piazza was 3 for 5 with three home runs and five RBI, while Todd Helton was 4 for 5 with two home runs and three RBI as the Golden Glovers beat the Rolling Thunder 9-3 during Opening Day.

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The Glovers pounded out 18 hits as Kirby Puckett and Roberto Clemente each added three hits in the win. Madison Bumgarner got the win going 6 1/3 innings, while Jose Marina pitched the final 2 2/3 innings, giving up just one hit, to pick up the save.

Jose Lima had a rough outing, allowing six earned runs on 10 hits in three innings to take the loss. Jason Kendall had two hits and a RBI for the Thunder.

In the other game, Thurman Munson went 2 for 4 with a home run and two RBI to help the Fort Lauderdale Flash beat the Chunky Monkey 6-3.

Cliff Lee pitched eigh innings with seven strikeouts to get the win, while top pitcher pick Jose Fernandez took the loss, giving up four earned runs and eight walks in 7 1/3 innings.

Glovers 9, Thunder 3

2017 GLOVERS          AB   R   H  BI   
GWYNN           RF     4   0   2   0    
YOUNG           2B     4   1   1   0    
HELTON          1B     5   4   4   3    
PIAZZA           C     5   3   3   5    
A RODRIGUEZ     3B     5   0   0   0    
STARGELL        DH     4   1   2   0    
PUCKETT         CF     5   0   3   0    
CLEMENTE        LF     5   0   3   1    
JETER           SS     5   0   0   0    
           TOTALS     42   9  18   9    

2017 THUNDER          AB   R   H  BI   
KENDALL          C     5   0   2   1    
LARKIN          SS     4   0   0   0    
WALKER          RF     4   1   1   1    
BAGWELL         1B     5   0   1   0    
ORTIZ           DH     5   1   2   0    
CASTILLA        3B     5   0   2   0    
J GONZALEZ      LF     4   1   2   0    
A JONES         CF     3   0   0   0    
DOERR           2B     3   0   0   0    
           TOTALS     38   3  10   2    

2017 GLOVERS        IP  H  R ER BB SO   
BUMGARNER       W  6.1  9  3  2  3  5   
MARINA          S  2.2  1  0  0  1  4   

2017 THUNDER        IP  H  R ER BB SO   
LIMA            L  3.0 10  6  6  1  3   
MCGRAW             6.0  8  3  3  0  6   

   E:GWYNN,YOUNG,HELTON                 
  DP:17 DD (1),17 SG (2)                
  2B:HELTON,STARGELL,KENDALL            
     CASTILLA                           
  HR:HELTON(2),PIAZZA(3),WALKER         
 HBP:YOUNG(BY LIMA)                     
     STARGELL(BY MCGRAW)                

Flash 6, Monkey 3

2017 FLASH            AB   R   H  BI   
ZOBRIST         2B     5   0   0   1    
WAGNER          SS     4   0   1   0    
BONDS           LF     2   0   0   1    
ANDERSON        RF     4   0   0   0    
BRETT           3B     4   0   0   0    
BENCH            C     4   1   1   0    
DAUBERT         1B     4   2   1   0    
BROCK           CF     4   1   2   1    
MUNSON          DH     4   2   2   2    
           TOTALS     35   6   7   5    

2017 MONKEY           AB   R   H  BI   
VAUGHAN         SS     3   0   0   0    
COLLINS         2B     4   0   1   0    
PUJOLS          1B     4   0   1   1    
M RAMIREZ       LF     4   0   0   0    
BOSTOCK         RF     4   1   2   0    
BERRA            C     3   0   1   0    
BELTRAN         CF     4   0   0   0    
R VENTURA       3B     4   1   1   0    
CABRERA         DH     4   1   2   2    
           TOTALS     34   3   8   3    

2017 FLASH          IP  H  R ER BB SO   
LEE             W  8.0  6  2  2  5  7   
L SMITH            1.0  2  1  1  1  1   

2017 MONKEY         IP  H  R ER BB SO   
J FERNANDEZ     L  7.1  6  5  4  8  4   
ROCKER             1.2  1  1  1  2  3   

   E:BROCK,VAUGHAN,BELTRAN              
  DP:17 BJ (1)                          
  2B:CABRERA                            
  HR:MUNSON                             
  SB:WAGNER,MUNSON                      
  SH:BROCK                              
BALK:ROCKER                             
 HBP:BERRA(BY LEE)                      
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