AP CHICAGO -- Mark Buehrle pitched three-hit ball over seven innings, Paul Konerko homered and the Chicago White Sox opened with a 6-0 victory over the Cleveland Indians on Monday.
Konerko got his 12th season in Chicago off to a good start with a two-run drive in the first and Buehrle simply shut down the Indians, spoiling Cleveland manager Manny Acta's debut and Jake
Westbrook's first start in nearly two years.
CINCINNATI -- Albert Pujols and his St. Louis Cardinals didn't need much help from Big Mac.
The National League's MVP went 4 for 5 and hit two of a team-record four homers on Opening Day Monday, sending St. Louis to an 11-6 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on an unseasonably warm afternoon that belonged to the power hitters.