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Hope Springs! MLB Gets Into Full Swing

In ballparks across America, baseball fans gather to watch their teams pitch, bat, run, and slide to victory — or defeat — on opening day.

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Texas Rangers fan Gary Miller relaxes on Opening Day before the Cleveland Indians play the Texas Rangers at Globe Life Park in Arlington, Texas on Monday, April 3, 2017.

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Colorado Rockies pitcher Jon Gray throws in the fourth inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park in Milwaukee.

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An American flag covers the field before the start of the Philadelphia Phillies game against the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati.

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A Nationals fan dances between innings against the Miami Marlins at Nationals Park in Washington.

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New York Mets Wilmer Flores, right, slides safely into home in front of Atlanta Braves catcher Tyler Flowers during the seventh inning at Citi Field.

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A bat flies into the stands after Toronto Blue Jays' Kevin Pillar lost his grip during an at-bat in the eighth inning of against the Baltimore Orioles in Baltimore.

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Cincinnati Reds' Billy Hamilton slides into third on a triple hit off Philadelphia Phillies relief pitcher Edubray Ramos in the seventh inning.

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Revelers gather on Freedom Way during festivities before the first baseball game of the season between the Cincinnati Reds and the Philadelphia Phillies in Cincinnati.

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A fan is tackled by security after rushing the field during the eighth inning between the Boston Red Sox and the Pittsburgh Pirates at Fenway Park in Boston.

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Image: Toronto Blue Jays v Baltimore Orioles

The Baltimore Orioles starting pitcher Kevin Gausman works the third inning against the Toronto Blue Jays at Oriole Park at Camden Yards in Baltimore.

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The Baltimore Orioles Manny Machado reacts during the game against the Toronto Blue Jays.

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Image: A dog sits outside CitiField dressed in New York Mets garb

A dog named Chico sits outside Citi Field dressed in New York Mets garb.

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New York Mets third baseman Jose Reyes, from left, left fielder Yoenis Cespedes and shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera celebrate after winning against the Atlanta Braves.

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Washington Nationals' Bryce Harper flips his bat as he watches his solo home run during the sixth inning against the Miami Marlins.

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Teammates throw ice water on Baltimore Orioles' Mark Trumbo, center, after he hit a solo home run in the 11th inning against the Toronto Blue Jays.

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