Yasmani Grandal reached base in his first five plate appearances for the Dodgers, including a two-run homer in the first inning, but bounced out to second with runners on first and third to end the 10th.
Mariners: Seattle placed DH Nelson Cruz on the 10-day disabled list after he suffered a sprained right ankle slipping on the dugout steps following a two-run homer Saturday against Cleveland. I’m very optimistic and hopeful that he’ll be back at the end of the 10 days, manager Servais said. Cruz will rehab in Seattle and not travel with the team. … C Mike Zunino (strained left oblique) could join the Mariners on the road trip as he’s eligible to be activated Friday. … RHP Erasmo Ramirez (strained right lat muscle) was scheduled to pitch a simulated game of about 30 pitches for Triple-A Tacoma on Tuesday while OF Ben Gamel (strained right oblique) is set to play for the Rainiers on Thursday and could be ready after the road trip.
Giants: C Nick Hundley started as Bochy moved Buster Posey to play first. … RHP Jeff Samardzija, sidelined by a right pectoral strain, threw a 30-pitch bullpen session and is expected to do another hard throwing day before beginning a rehab assignment.
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Tristan H. Cockcroft: There’s no one-size-fits-all answer, but it’s important not to overreact to small samples, such as Matt Davidson’s three Opening Day home runs. Wholesale roster turnover is a bad idea anytime in April, but at the same time, some of the best out-of-nowhere values year over year tend to surface in the season’s first six weeks. That means I’ll be prepared to unload back-of-my-roster dead weight if I see a worthwhile dart throw on the waiver wire. Last season, Aaron Judge, Luis Severino, Chase Anderson, Alex Wood and Ryan Zimmerman had all established themselves as useful parts before April’s end, so I’m not going to wait until month’s end to act if the situation merits. Act quickly to scoop these players up, but don’t be rash to cut roster cornerstones.
Trades, especially, are the poorest idea in the month of April, and it’ll likely be May 1 before I’m willing to make such moves unless a trade appears to be clearly in my favor (and that being mostly from a preseason valuation perspective).