On April 5, 2003 — The Royals become the first major league team to begin the season 5-0 after losing 100-games the prior year. Runelvys Hernandez, the winner of a coin toss, making him the Opening Day starter, wins his second game when he allows two hits in seven innings, beating the Indians, 2-1.

 


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Sources:
Baseball Reference April 5
National Pastime April 5
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