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Video: Madison Bumgarner hits his 15th and 16th career home runs

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Giants ace Madison Bumgarner started the regular season in style, helping his own cause against the Diamondbacks’ Zack Greinke. Bumgarner swatted his 15th career home run, taking a 92 MPH fastball on a line out to left-center field in Arizona on Sunday afternoon.

Bumgarner has now homered off of Greinke twice in his career. The only other pitcher he’s victimized multiple times? Clayton Kershaw. The homer was hit 416 feet and 112.5 MPH off the bat, the hardest-hit home run by a pitcher in the Statcast era.

Bumgarner also brought a perfect game into the sixth inning, but lost it with one out in the frame when Jeff Mathis tripled — yes, Jeff Mathis tripled — to left field. (Yes, to left field.)

In the seventh, Bumgarner tacked on his second homer of the game and No. 16 of his career, completely destroying a 92 MPH Andrew Chafin fastball.

That one left the bat at 112.1 MPH. He’s the first pitcher in baseball history to homer twice on Opening Day. He’s the first player at any position to homer multiple times on Opening Day since Barry Bonds in 2002 (via ESPN Stats & Info).

Yasiel Puig’s one-game suspension has been rescinded

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MLB.com’s Ken Gurnick reports that Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig‘s one-game suspension has been rescinded. Instead, he will make a charitable donation. The alternative “punishment” was agreed to by Major League Baseball and the Players’ Association.

Puig was suspended one game two weeks ago after flipping off some hecklers at Progressive Field in Cleveland. Puig showed remorse after the game, saying, “I stooped to their level.”

Entering Tuesday night’s action, Puig was batting .251/.331/.458 with 14 home runs and 41 RBI in 287 plate appearances.

Video: Adrian Beltre hits his 450th career home run

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Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre picked a good time to hit his 450th home run. With the game tied 1-1 in the top of the ninth inning, Beltre took the first pitch he saw from closer Cody Allen for a ride, sending it into the left field seats at Progressive Field to break the tie.

The Rangers would go on to win 2-1. Beltre finished 2-for-4. He now has 2,969 career hits, leaving him 31 shy of becoming the 31st member of the 3,000 hit club.

On the season, Beltre is hitting .303/.373/.562 with five home run sand 22 RBI in 102 plate appearances.