Rangers Fall to Phillies in High-Scoring Opening Day Affair

(March 31, 2014) ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Jimmy Rollins hit a grand slam and pinch-hitter John Mayberry Jr. had a two-run double that put Philadelphia ahead to stay in a wild opening 14-10 victory over the Texas Rangers on Monday.

Cliff Lee (1-0) matched his career high by allowing eight runs and struck out only one, but the left-hander made it through five innings in another less-than-stellar opener for him in the Rangers' home ballpark.

Marlon Byrd and Cody Asche also homered for the Phillies.

Converted Rangers reliever Tanner Scheppers gave up seven runs over four innings, including the slam by Rollins that made it 6-0 in the second. But the game was tied when Scheppers threw his last pitch.

Mayberry, a first-round draft pick by the Rangers in 2005 who never played for the big league club and was traded three years later, had his tiebreaking hit in the fifth off Pedro Figueroa (0-1) for a 9-7 lead.


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