On opening day, Adley Rutschman made history by becoming the first catcher in Major League Baseball to hit five hits. Despite a chaotic ninth inning, the Baltimore Orioles were able to defeat the Boston Red Sox 10-9. Rutschman, who had homered in his first at-bat, finished with a perfect record of 5-for-5, with a career-high of four RBIs and one walk. Baltimore finished with 15 hits, nine walks, and five stolen bases. Kyle Gibson grabbed his first opening day win since his All-Star season of 2021, allowing four runs and six hits over five-plus innings. Despite leading 10-7 in the ninth, the Orioles almost lost the game, but Félix Bautista’s strikeout of Adam Duvall sealed the win. The Orioles scored four runs in the fourth and three in the fifth to lead 8-2 before Bryan Baker allowed three runs in the eighth to give the Red Sox a glimmer of hope. Corey Kluber, a two-time Cy Young Award winner, struggled and surrendered five runs on six hits and four walks in 3 1/3 innings.

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