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Cruz Blasts O's Past Red Sox

Rob Carr/Getty Images(BALTIMORE) -- Nelson Cruz made a good first impression in Baltimore.

Cruz, who signed with the Orioles this offseason, hit a tiebreaking home run off Jon Lester in the seventh-inning to lead the Orioles to a 2-1 victory over the World Series Champion Red Sox Monday.

Cruz wasn't the only player making a name for himself with his new team. Red Sox centerfielder Grady Sizemore his first home run since 2011 in his debut with Boston. It was also Sizemore's first game played since 2011.

"Today was very exciting," Sizemore said. "I couldn't wait to get to the ballpark."

Baltimore starter Chris Tillman pitched five innings, allowing one run, seven hits and one walk while striking out four in the win.

Tommy Hunter earned the save for Baltimore.

Red Sox starter Jon Lester, who was making his fourth straight opening day start, pitched seven innings allowing six hits, two runs and one walk while striking out eight in the loss.

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