2016’s 30 MLB Park Home Openers Results: Fans Go Home Disappointed 19 Times

Best home win for all 30 clubs in winning 10 - 1 over the Milwaukee Brewers Monday Apr 11, 2016

Best home win for all 30 clubs in winning 10 – 1 over the Milwaukee Brewers Monday Apr 11, 2016  9 runs difference was the best run differential for the home clubs.

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It was a bad year for the home clubs in MLB Season Openers in 2016.  The road clubs won 19 of the 30 MLB Park openers.  The worst defeat was at Petco Park (where the Padres lost 15 – 0).

The Cardinals featured the best win for the home side, working over the Brewers for a 10 – 1 win yesterday.

Of note, it was the last home park openers for David Ortiz and the great Vin Scully announced the lineup for his last Dodger Stadium opener, in what was the 30th home opener on the itinerary.

The American League went 5 – 10 and the National League went 6 – 9.

Baltimore, San Francisco, Chicago Cubs and Detroit were the only four clubs that won openers, that also won another home opener to which they were on the road.

The Cardinals had the most lopsided win at home winning 10 – 1, the Giants scored the most runs with 12, and the biggest loss and defeat for a home squad, was San Diego being bageled 15 – 0 by the Dodgers in Game 1 at Petco, in what turned out to be a 3 game home series where they were shutout in all games and outscored 25 – 0.

To end the stats here, the NL Central was the only winning division at 4 – 1, where the Brewers lost the only contest at Miller Park to the Giants.

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American League

AL EAST

Yankee Stadium, Bronx, NY  (New York Yankees) –  Tuesday Apr.5, 2016, 1:05 (HOU 5 NYY 3)

Fenway Park, Boston, MA (Boston Red Sox) – Monday Apr.11, 2016, 2:05  (BAL 9 BOS 6)

Rogers Centre, Toronto, ON (Toronto Blue Jays) – Friday Apr.08, 2016, 7:07 (BOS 8 TOR 7)

Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg, FL (Tampa Bay Rays) – Sunday Apr.3,2016, 1:05 (TOR 5 TB 3)

Oriole Park, Baltimore, MD  (Baltimore Orioles) Monday Apr.4,2016, 3:05 (BAL 3 MIN 2)

AL CENTRAL

Comerica Park, Detroit, MI (Detroit Tigers) – Friday Apr.08, 2016, 1:08 (DET 4 NYY 0)

U.S. Cellular, Chicago, IL (Chicago White Sox) – Friday Apr.08, 2016, 3:10 (CLE 7 CWS 1)

Progressive Field, Cleveland, OH (Cleveland Indians) – Tuesday Apr.5, 2016, 4:10 (BOS 6 CLE 2)

Target Field, Minneapolis, MN (Minnesota Twins) Monday Apr.11, 2016, 3:10  (CWS 4 MIN 1)

Kauffman Stadium, Kansas City, MO (Kansas City Royals) – Sunday Apr.3, 2016, 7:37 (KC 4 NYM 3)

AL WEST

Angel Stadium of Anaheim, Anaheim, CA (Los Angeles Angels) – Mon Apr.4, 2016, 7:05 (CHC 9 LAA 0)

Rangers Ballpark, Arlington, TX (Texas Rangers) – Monday Apr.4, 2016, 3:05 (TEX 3 SEA 2)

Minute Maid Park, Houston, TX (Houston Astros) – Monday Apr.11, 2016, 7:10 (HOU 8 KC 2)

Safeco Field, Seattle, WA (Seattle Mariners) – Friday Apr.08, 2016, 7:10 (OAK 3 SEA 2)

O.co Coliseum, Oakland, CA (Oakland Athletics) – Monday Apr.4, 2016, 7:05 (CWS 4 OAK 3)

The home site of the 2016 MLB ALL - Star Game, The Petco Park..

The home site of the 2016 MLB ALL – Star Game, The Petco Park..Unfortunately the fans in San Diego were treated to 3 straight shutouts courtesy of the visiting Dodgers to begin the year.  Now on the road for the last few series, the Padres will look to score some runs when they return here to play the D’backs this weekend.

National League

NL EAST

Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia, PA (Philadelphia Phillies) Monday Apr.11, 2016, 3:15 (SD 4 PHI 3)

Nationals Park, Washington, DC (Washington Nationals) – Thursday Apr.7, 2016, 4:05 (MIA 6 WSH 4)

Marlins Park, Miami, FL (Miami Marlins) Tues Apr.5, 2016, 7:10 (DET 8 MIA 7 IN 11)

Citi Field, Flushing, NY (New York Mets) – Friday Apr.08, 2016, 1:10 (NYM 7 PHI 2)

Turner Field, Atlanta, GA (Atlanta Braves) – Monday Apr.4,2016, 4:10 (WSH 4 ATL 3 (10))

NL CENTRAL

Great American Ball Park, Cincinnati, OH (Cincinnati Reds) – Monday Apr.4, 2016, 4:10 (CIN 6 PHI 2)

Miller Park, Milwaukee, WI (Milwaukee Brewers) – Monday Apr.4, 2016, 1:10 (SF 12 MIL 3)

Wrigley Field, Chicago, IL  (Chicago Cubs) – Monday Apr.11, 2016, 7:05 (CHC 5 CIN 3)

PNC Park, Pittsburgh, PA (Pittsburgh Pirates) – Sunday Apr.3, 2016, 1:05 (PIT 4 STL 1)

Busch Stadium, St. Louis, MO (St. Louis Cardinals) – Monday Apr.11, 2016, 3:15 (STL 10  MIL 1)

NL WEST

AT&T Park, San Francisco, CA (San Francisco Giants) – Thursday Apr.7, 2016, 1:35 (SF 12 LAD 6)

Petco Park, San Diego, CA (San Diego Padres)  – Monday Apr.4, 2016, 4:05 (LAD 15 SD 0)

Chase Field, Phoenix, AR (Arizona Diamondbacks) – Monday Apr.4, 2016, 6:40 (COL 10 ARI 5)

Coors Field, Denver, CO (Colorado Rockies) – Friday Apr.08, 2016, 2:10 (SD 13 COL 6)

Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles, CA (LA Dodgers) Tuesday Apr.12, 2016, 1:10 (ARI 4 LAD 2)

AT & T Park saw the most runs for a home team scoring in their opener.  This stadium is often referred to as the top ballpark rated among all of those fans to have seen all 30 MLB Parks. They beat their Division rival the Dodgers 12 - 6 on Apr 7, 2016.

AT & T Park saw the most runs for a home team scoring in their opener. This stadium is often referred to as the top ballpark rated among all of those fans to have seen all 30 MLB Parks. They beat their Division rival the Dodgers 12 – 6 on Apr 7, 2016.

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