Curtis Granderson's homer propels Yankees to season-opening series win in Boston

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In the 10th inning of a 1-1 game on Wednesday night, Curtis Granderson did something no other major leaguer has ever done before.
He hit his second career homer off Jonathan Papelbon.
The shot to right on a 94-mph fastball provided the Yankees with a 2-1 lead in a game they ended up winning 3-1, giving them two out of three in Fenway to start the year.
It was the 22nd homer allowed by Papelbon in 300 innings as a major leaguer. Granderson previously took him deep last Aug. 11, but that was a meaningless solo shot in what ended up being a 7-5 win over the Tigers. This one will draw a bit more attention.

Dodgers sign OF Jason Heyward to minor league deal

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LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Dodgers signed outfielder Jason Heyward to a minor league deal and invited him to spring training.

The 33-year-old was released by the Chicago Cubs earlier this offseason.

Heyward, who was injured at times last season, put up the worst offensive numbers of his career, batting .204 and with 10 RBIs and one home run in 137 plate appearances. However, he’s a valuable defender in the outfield.

The deal reunites Heyward with first baseman Freddie Freeman. They came up through the Atlanta Braves system and have remained friends ever since.

Heyward was a leader in the Cubs’ clubhouse, helping them win the 2016 World Series.