Mets and Yanks start season

Mets and Yanks start season

Yankees host the Giants in the season opener

(AP) San Francisco Giants vs. New York Yankees

New York; Thursday, 1:05 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Giants: Logan Webb (0-0); Yankees: Gerrit Cole (0-0)

BOTTOM LINE: The New York Yankees host the San Francisco Giants in the season opener.

New York had a 99-63 record overall and a 57-24 record in home games last season. The Yankees averaged 8.1 hits per game in the 2022 season with 3.0 extra base hits per game.

San Francisco went 81-81 overall and 37-44 on the road last season. The Giants scored 4.4 runs per game while allowing 4.3 in the 2022 season.

Marlins and Mets meet in season opener

(AP) New York Mets vs. Miami Marlins

Miami; Thursday, 4:10 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Mets: Max Scherzer (0-0); Marlins: Sandy Alcantara (0-0)

BOTTOM LINE: The Miami Marlins begin the season at home against the New York Mets.

Miami went 69-93 overall and 34-47 at home a season ago. The Marlins pitching staff averaged 9.0 strikeouts per nine innings while giving up 4.2 runs per game in the 2022 season.

New York had a 101-61 record overall and a 47-34 record in road games last season. The Mets slugged .412 with a .332 on-base percentage as a team in the 2022 season.