By Ron Kaplan, contributor

Joc Pederson left a total of five men on base for the LA Dodgers last night. He was 0-for-3 with a walk, a run scored, and two strikeouts. The Dodgers (3-1) prevailed without his services, however, beating the visiting San Diego Padres, 10-2.

Ian Kinsler was 0-for-2 with a walk as the Detroit Tigers (1-1) were crushed by the host Chicago White Sox, 11-2. He came out of the game for a defensive substitution in the seventh inning.

Kevin Pillar was 1-for-4 for the Toronto Blue Jays (1-2) in their 5-2 win over the host Tampa Bay Rays.

Danny Valencia was 0-for-3 with a walk as the Seattle Mariners (1-3) won their first game of the year, 4-3, over the host Houston Astros (3-1). Alex Bregman served as a pinch-runner for the ‘Stros.

Ryan Braun flied out as a pinch hitter to end the game for the Milwaukee Brewers (1-3) in their 2-1 loss to the visiting Colorado Rockies.

Craig BreslowCraig Breslow made his first appearance of the year and wasn’t exactly sharp, retiring one batter while giving up a hit and a walk as the Minnesota Twins (3-0) swept their opening series against the visiting Kansas City Royals with a 5-3 win. Breslow pitched for the Twins in 2008 and 2009.

Scott Feldman did not appear for the Cincinnati Reds (2-1) in their 7-4 win over the visiting Philadelphia Phillies.

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Ron Kaplan (@RonKaplanNJ) hosts Kaplan’s Korner, a blog about Jews and sports. He is the author of three books, including The Jewish Olympics: The History of the Maccabiah Games and the forthcoming Hank Greenberg in 1938: Hatred and Home Runs in the Shadow of War.