Oakland A's continue miserable Opening Day record

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The Oakland Athletics continued their miserable Opening Day form, losing their 10th straight game against the Cleveland Indians on Monday.

Going into the ninth innings, the game was tied but Nyjer Morgan faced up to new Athletics closer Jim Johnson and hit a go-ahead sacrifice fly to gift a new major league record to Oakland.

A 2-0 defeat was confirmed when Nick Swisher added an RBI single against Johnson, who then left the field to a torrent of boos from his new fans.

"I would have booed me, too. I [stunk] today, I'll admit it," Johnson told reporters after the game. "That's fine. I deserved it. I expect that. The next time they're probably going to be cheering."

As previously mentioned, it was the 10th straight time that Oakland have lost on the opening day of the MLB season. Their last win came against the Texas Rangers in 2004, winning 5-4.

Their miserable Opening Day record since their last record is as follows:

2005: vs Toronto Blue Jays - 3-10
2006: vs New York Yankees - 2-15
2007: vs Chicago White Sox - 1-4
2008: vs Boston Red Sox - 5-6
2009: vs Seattle Mariners - 4-5
2010: vs Seattle Mariners - 3-5
2011: vs Seattle Mariners - 2-6
2012: vs Seattle Mariners - 1-3
2013: vs Seattle Mariners - 0-2
2014: vs Seattle Mariners - 0-2

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