Jaime Jarrín and Freddie Freeman are applauded in emotional and triumphant opening day of the Dodgers in Los Angeles


This is what Dodger Stadium looked like at its 60th opening ceremony on Thursday night.

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The 60th opening game at Dodger Stadium was truly an unforgettable one for the oldest and newest member of the illustrious sports franchise. After the chronicler Jaime Jarrín received tributes before the game against the Cincinnati Reds, Freddie Freeman ended up being applauded by Los Angeles fans by helping the Dodgers win 9-3 on Thursday night.

Jaime Jarrín, who had previously addressed a message of appreciation and thanks to the fans, was honored before the game on the occasion of his 64th. and final opening game in Los Angeles. The chronicler born in Ecuador, who will retire at the end of the campaign, threw the first ball with Julio Urías as catcher, the most outstanding Latin American player of the current team.

Throughout 63 years, Jarrín dedicated himself to describing the exploits of the Dodgers, and that is why on the field legendary players from the last six decades appeared in which Jarrín has been the Spanish voice of the clubincluding Rick Monday, Fernando Valenzuela, Adrián Beltré, Nomar Garcíaparra and Adrián González.

After being celebrated at the protocol ceremony, Jaime Jarrín went up to his broadcast booth to report the start of the new season at Dodger Stadium. And from the first inning the Dodgers attacked with a three-run rally that the chronicler narrated with his unmistakable voice.

Freddie Freeman debuted with a single in his first at-bat at home in Los Angeles and Trea Turner drove him to third on another hit. Justin Turner produced the first touchdown of the year at Dodger Stadium with a fly ball that fell behind the second baseman. Max Muncy made it 2-0 with a grounder hit to right and Will Smith had the fifth straight single on a shortstop grounder that couldn’t be fielded as Justin Turner made it 3-0 against Mexican pitcher Luis Cessa.

Walker Buehler started on the mound for the Dodgers and looked strong until in the sixth inning he was shaken by a home run by Aristides Aquino with a runner on board, bringing the Reds closer.

That was it for the right-handed ace (5 2/3 innings, 5 hits, 2 runs, 4 strikeouts and 3 walks). He left the game won, but an inning later the win eluded him when Brandon Drury homered again, this time off David Price, to tie it 3-3.

But the Dodgers regained the lead in the eighth inning and It all started with a double by Freeman that lit up the stadium with collective screams for the former Atlanta Braves player.who emotionally thanked the public.

Freeman scored early on Trea Turner’s single for 4-3, and later in the inning the Dodgers knocked out Cincinnati on Will Smith’s three-run homer when the ball went the other way after bouncing off the fence and then off the glove of outfielder Jake Fraley, for 7-3. The attack would be six touchdowns.

This Friday the second game of the series will be played on a very special date for the team and for all of baseball, the Jackie Robinson day. This is the 75th anniversary of his debut with the Dodgers, breaking the color barrier in the Major Leagues.

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