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Opening Day 2015: Games On Tap

It’s finally here, a full day of regular season baseball. To get you started on all the games, here are the starting pitchers for each game on Monday.

Blue Jays vs. Yankees, 1:05 pm ET
Drew Hutchison, RHP
Hutchison makes his first career Opening Day start for the Blue Jays. In 2014, after returning from Tommy John Surgery he was 11-13 with a 4.48 ERA.
Masahiro Tanaka, RHP
Tanaka will make his first Opening day start for the Yanks. In 2014 debut, he finished 13-5, with a 2.77 ERA in 20 appearances.
Twins vs. Tigers, 1:08 pm ET
Phil Hughes, RHP
Hughes gets his first Opening Day nod for the Twins. In his first season with the club in 2014, he was 16-10, with a 3.52 ERA, with one CG in 32 starts.
David Price, LHP
Price will start the season for the Tigers and it will be the first pitcher other than Justin Verlander to do so since 2007. With the Tigers and Rays in 2014, Price was 15-12, with a 3.26 ERA, and 3 CG in 34 starts.
Rockies vs. Brewers, 2:10 pm ET
Kyle Kendrick, RHP
Kendrick, who spent eight years with the Phillies, will get his first career Opening Day start. In 2014, he finished 10-13, with a 4.61 ERA.
Kyle Lohse, RHP
Lohse will be the first Brewers starter other than Yovani Gallardo, to open a season in the last five years. In 2014 he was 13-9, with a 3.54 ERA with 2 CG in 31 starts.
Red Sox vs. Phillies, 3:05 pm ET
Clay Buchholz, RHP
Buchholz will make his first Opening Day Start for the Red Sox. In 2014, he finished 8-11, with a 5.34 ERA with 2 CG in 28 starts.
Cole Hamels, LHP
Hamels, who was rumored to want out of Philly, makes his second Opening Day start of his career. In 2014 he finished 9-9, with a 2.46 ERA in 30 starts.
Orioles vs. Rays, 3:10 pm ET
Chris Tillman, RHP
Tillman will make his second Opening Day start in a row, In 2014 he finished 13-6, with a 3.34 ERA, with 1 CG in 34 starts.
Chris Archer, RHP
Archer is in his fourth season with the Rays, will make his first Opening Day start. In 2014 he finished 10-9, with a 3.33 ERA in 32 starts.
Mets vs. Nationals, 4:05 pm ET
Bartolo Colon, RHP
The 41-year old Colon will make his first Opening Day start as a Met. In 2014, he was 15-13, with a 4.09 ERA in 31 starts.
Max Scherzer, RHP
Scherzer will make his Nationals debut and first Opening Day start in his career. In 2014 with the Tigers he was 18-5, with a 3.15 ERA and 1 CG in 33 starts.
Braves vs. Marlins, 4:10 pm ET
Julio Teheran, RHP
Teheran will make his second straight Opening Day start for the Braves. In 2014, he finished 14-13, with a 2.89 ERA, with 4 CG in 33 starts.
Henderson Alvarez, RHP
Alvarez will open the season for the first time in his career and will be an important cog to the rotation until Jose Fernandez returns from Tommy John surgery. In 2014 he was 12-7, with a 2.65 ERA and 3 CG in 30 starts.
White Sox vs. Royals, 4:10 pm ET
Jeff Samardzija, RHP
Samardzija will make his White Sox debut after pitching for the Cubs and A's in 2014. He finished last season with a combined record of 7-13, and a 2.99 ERA with 2 CG in 33 starts.
Yordano Ventura, RHP
Ventura will make his first Opening Day start for the Royals. In 2014, he finished 14-11, with a 3.22 ERA in 30 starts.
Angels vs. Mariners, 4:10 pm ET
Jered Weaver, RHP
Weaver will make his franchise record seventh Opening Day start for the Angels. The 10-year Angels starter was 18-9, with a 3.59 ERA and 1 CG in 34 starts in 2014.
Felix Hernandez, RHP
Hernandez, who will make his seventh straight Opening Day start, also holds the club record with eight. In 2014, he was 15-6, with a 2.14 ERA and 248 K's in 236 innings.
Pirates v. Reds, 4:10 pm ET
Francisco Liriano, LHP
Liriano will make his second Opening Day start fort the Bucs and third overall in his career. (2009 with the Twins). In 2014 he finished 7-10, with a 3.38 ERA in 29 starts.
Johnny Cueto, RHP
Cueto will make his fourth straight Opening Day start for the Reds. In 2014 he was 20-9, with a 2.25 ERA with 242 Ks in 243.2 Innings and 4 CG in 34 starts.
Padres vs. Dodgers, 4:10 pm ET
James Shields, RHP
Shields will make his Padres debut and seventh career Opening Day start. In 2014, he finished 14-8, with a 3.21 ERA with 14 Cg in 34 starts.
Clayton Kershaw, LHP
Kershaw, probably the best pitcher in all of baseball, the 2014 NL MVP looks to continue his dominance for another season. In 2014 he finished 21-3, with a 1.77 ERA, with 239 K's in 198.1 innings and 6 CG in 27 starts.
Indians vs. Astros, 7:10 pm ET
Corey Kluber, RHP
Kluber, the reigning AL Cy Young award winner, will make his first Opening Day start of his career. In 2014, he finished 18-9, with a 2.44 ERA with 269 K's in 235.2 innings and 6 CG in 34 starts.
Dallas Keuchel, LHP
Keuchel will start his first Opening Day in his career. In 2014 he finished 12-9, with a 2.93 ERA and 5 CG in 29 starts.
Rangers vs. Athletics, 10:05 pm ET
Yovani Gallardo, RHP
Gallardo will make his sixth straight Opening Day start in his career. He started five straight seasons for the Brewers before joining the Rangers for the 2015 season. In 2014, he finished 8-11, with a 3.51 ERA in 32 starts.
Sonny Gray, RHP
Gray will make his second straight Opening Day start. He ended his 2014 season with a 6-hit shutout against the Rangers to send the A's to the AL Wild Card game. Last season he finished 14-10, with a 2.99 ERA, with 2 CG in 43 starts.
Giants vs. Diamondbacks, 10:10 pm ET
Madison Bumgarner, LHP
Bumgarner, who is entering his seventh year with the Giants, comes off a 2014 World Series where he was 2-0, with a 0.43 ERA, CG shutout, a save and 17 K's in 21 innings. During the regular season in 2014, he finished 18-10, with a 3.06 ERA with 219 K's in 217.1 innings and 4 CG in 33 starts.
Josh Collmenter, RHP
Collmenter earns his first Opening Day nod of his career. A full-time reliever in 2013, he started 28 games lasts season and finished 11-9, with a 3.46 ERA and a CG shutout and a save.

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