Astros Dominate Rays on Opening Day; Rangers Walloped by Cubs

Verlander outpitches Snell, Astros cruise past Rays 5-1 By FRED GOODALL ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) _ Justin Verlander outpitched Blake Snell in a rare opening-day matchup between a reigning Cy Young Award winner and runner-up, helping the Houston Astros begin the season Thursday with a 5-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays. George Springer homered […]