Nola falls in opener
Aaron Nola cruised through three innings before the Rangers' offense erupted for nine runs in the fourth en route to a comfortable 11-7 victory over Philadelphia at Globe Life Park in the season opener. 

Nola surrendered five runs on four hits over 3 2/3 innings. He walked a pair and whiffed four. 

Gregory Soto didn't fare much better in his Phillies debut, allowing four runs on two hits. He walked two and didn't record an out. 

Things appeared to be going Philadelphia's way early. Nick Castellanos hit a double in the second, and Alec Bohm followed later in the frame with a two-run blast to right center field. 

The Phillies added another two runs in the third as Brandon Marsh and Trea Turner hit back-to-back triples, with Turner eventually scoring on a wild pitch. Marsh added an RBI double in the fourth and finished 2-for-4 with a run scored. 

Bohm led the offense with three hits and three RBIs, while J.T. Realmuto chipped in with three hits.

Jacob deGrom, making his debut with the Rangers, didn't fare much better than Nola, being chased after having recorded just two outs in the fourth. He surrendered five runs on six hits while collecting seven strikeouts. 

Robbie Grossman paced the Rangers' offense with three RBIs, collecting all three via a three-run blast off Nola in the fourth.
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