April 5

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1979: The Mets defeat the Cubs, 10-6, in the season opener. Jesse Orosco makes his major league debut by retiring Bill Buckner for the final out.

1983: Tom Seaver pitches his first game with the Mets in over five years. Tom shuts out the Phillies for six innings as the Mets go on to a 2-0 win on Opening Day at Shea Stadium. Reliever Doug Sisk gets credit for the win.

1993: Dwight Gooden pitches a 3-0 shutout over the Colorado Rockies on Opening Day at Shea Stadium. It is the Rockies' first game in their history.

1994: The Mets hit three doubles that drive home five runs in the third inning in a 6-2 win over the Cubs at Chicago.

1998: Masato Yoshii and two relievers combine on a five-hit shutout in a 7-0 Mets win over the Pirates at Shea Stadium.

2001: Rick Reed pitches a three-hitter and singles to drive home two runs in a 7-1 Mets win over the Braves in Atlanta.

2002: The Mets collect thirteen hits and defeat the Braves, 9-3, in Atlanta.

2003: The Mets defeat the Expos, 3-1, at Shea Stadium. Tom Glavine records his first win as a Met.

2010: The Mets begin their second season at Citi Field with a 7-1 win over the Marlins on Opening Day. David Wright hits a home run and Jason Bay hits a triple. Johan Santana is the winning pitcher.

2012: The Mets defeat the Braves, 1-0, in the season opener at Citi Field. Five Mets pitchers combine for the shutout.

2014: Ike Davis hits a grand slam in the ninth inning to give the Mets a 6-3 win over the Reds at Citi Field.