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Cleveland Guardians lose opener at Kansas City 3-1

Cleveland Guardians starting pitcher Shane Bieber throws during the first inning of a spring...
Cleveland Guardians starting pitcher Shane Bieber throws during the first inning of a spring training baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Wednesday, March 23, 2022, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)(Charlie Riedel | AP)
Published: Apr. 7, 2022 at 6:59 PM EDT
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CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - The first game with a new nickname ended in disappointment for Cleveland, as the new-look Guardians dropped a 3-1 decision to the Royals Thursday afternoon.

KC struck for 2 runs in the 8th off Triston McKenzie (0-1), breaking a 1-1 tie.

Bobby Witt Jr., in his MLB debut, doubled in the go-ahead run.

Scott Barlow finished for the save, fanning Myles Straw with 2 men on and 2 outs in the 9th inning.

Guardians starter Shane Bieber went 4.2 innings ,allowing 3 hits and one run, striking out 4.

Straw was the only Guardian with two hits.

Rookie Steven Kwan got his first big-league hit, a 9th-inning single.

Cleveland’s only run came on a Jose Ramirez RBI single in the 4th.

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