ARLINGTON, Texas — Daniel Bard won in his first major league game in more than seven years as the Colorado Rockies beat the Texas Rangers 3-2.
Bard pitched 1 1-3 scoreless innings in relief. It was his first major league appearance since April 2013 with the Red Sox, and his first win since May 2012.
"Everybody is so happy for him," Rockies manager Bud Black said after the game. "He came in, I got him at the end of the dugout and he said three words: 'That was fun.' There you go. A guy in who's in his mid-thirties after a seven-year break...What a great story."
Bard later had control problems that left him out of baseball. Wade Davis worked the ninth for the save.
Colorado and Texas have split the first two games played in the Rangers' new $1.2 billion stadium with a retractable roof.
David Dahl added an RBI single Saturday after having all three of Colorado's hits in the season opener. Bard wins in 1st MLB game since '13, Rockies beat Texas 3-2
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