Opening Day in MLB: New No. 21 Patches, NL DHs and Guardians

Andrew McCutchen got the first hit of the year, up against the still-dormant ivy at Wrigley Field.

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A member of the grounds crew prepares home plate before the Chicago Cubs home-opener baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers, Thursday, April 7, 2022, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Kamil Krzaczynski)
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Andrew McCutchen got the first hit of the year, up against the still-dormant ivy at Wrigley Field. He delivered as a National League designated hitter. Wearing a Roberto Clemente No. 21 patch, too. A little later on opening day, Nico Hoerner hit the first home run of 2022. He connected off a pitcher who used an electronic wristband to receive his signals from the catcher. Soon after that, in another yard, the Cleveland Guardians took…

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