The first pitch of the 2014 baseball season came at 3:14 p.m., an 89 mph strike from Chris Tillman to Daniel Nava.
The first out recorded was a grounder by Nava to Tillman, who threw to Orioles first baseman Chris Davis. The next Boston batter, second baseman Dustin Pedroia, picked up the game’s first hit, a single to right field.
Tillman then struck out David Ortiz on a 95 mph fastball for the game’s first strikeout.
Shortstop J.J. Hardy had the first Orioles hit, a liner to left field in the bottom of the first inning. The first run of the Orioles' 2014 season came on a double play by Delmon Young in the second inning. Nelson Cruz scored on the play.