Topic: BOSTON (AP) — The Latest on the World Series

(all times local):12:03 a.m.Andrew Benintendi , J.D. Martinez and the Boston Red Sox came out swinging in the World Series opener, seizing every advantage in their quirky ballpark to beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 8-4 on a chilly Tuesday night.Benintendi delivered four hits, Martinez drove in two early runs and pinch-hitter Eduardo Nunez golfed a three-run homer to seal it. The 108-win Red Sox got a solid effort from their bullpen after an expected duel between aces Chris Sale and Clayton Kershaw never developed.Xander Bogaerts hit into a go-ahead forceout in the fifth and Rafael Devers followed with an RBI single for a 5-3 lead.After Manny Machado hit a sacrifice fly in the seventh for his third RBI, Nunez homered over the Green Monster off Alex Wood in the bottom half.Boston’s David Price faces Hyun-Jin Ryun in Game 2 on Wednesday. This marks just the third World Series in which both starting pitchers in the first two games are lefties. Bee-gate and other stories"Baseball history marches forth ... as always on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays Manuel Margot Jersey , I bring a wildly popular Cubs-centric look at baseball’s past. Here’s a handy Cubs timeline, to help you follow along as we review select scenes from the rich tapestry of Chicago Cubs and Major League Baseball history. The embedded links often point to articles that I’ve chosen as illustrative of the scenes, from The Society for American Baseball Research, reproductions of period newspapers, images, and other such material. It’s all lightly unpacked and folded neatly , just for you.You might learn something, but mostly, it’s for fun!Today in baseball history:1884 - National League owners agree to provide two separate team benches to minimize fraternizing among opposing players during games. (3)1886 - The National League meets and adopts the stolen base and the four foot by seven foot pitcher’s box. But the NL retains seven balls for a walk and rejects the American Association’s rule giving a batter first base on a hit by pitch. (3)1912 - Ground is broken on a new ballpark in Brooklyn, New York. The $650,000 ballpark is scheduled to be called “Washington Park”, but will be renamed for Brooklyn Dodgers president Charles Ebbets. Ebbets Field will open officially on April 9 Austin Hedges Jersey , 1913 and will serve as the Dodgers’ home until 1957. (3)2004 - Commissioner Bud Selig announces major league baseball will celebrate “Jackie Robinson Day” in every ballpark on April 15, the anniversary of the debut of the first black player in the major leagues. Jackie’s number (42) was retired for all time in a ceremony at Shea Stadium in April of 1997 to mark the 50th anniversary of Robinson’s achievement. (1)2012 - A swarm of bees, that moved down the right field line and settled near the Giants’ dugout behind first base, causes two sections of fans to be evacuated, resulting in a 41-minute delay of the Giants’ split squad game against the Diamondbacks. The Salt River Fields grounds crew uses a combination of lemonade and cotton candy obtained from the concession stand to lure the buzzing insects away from fans and players. (1)Cubs birthdays: Jim Korwan, Red Murray Carlos Asuaje Jersey , Earl Tyree, Clyde McCullough, Dave Stevens. Also notable: Dazzy Vance (HoF)Sources:(1) — The National Pastime.(2) — Today in Baseball History.(3) — Baseball Reference.(4) — Society for American Baseball Research.(5) — Baseball Hall of Fame.Thanks for reading. #Cubsnews