On April 4, 2016 — Two teams pull off lopsided wins in their opening game. The Dodgers romp over the Padres, 16 – 0, behind the pitching of Clayton Kershaw, for the biggest opening day shutout in major league history. The Dodgers rack up 17 hits as Adrian Gonzalez and A.J. Ellis both drive in three runs. The Cubs also get off to a good start as they shut out the Angels, 9 – 0. Jake Arrieta is the winner while Miguel Montero homers and drives in three.

 


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Sources:
Baseball Reference April 4
National Pastime April 4
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