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Braves beat Padres 5-2 on opening night at new stadium

18 April 2017

The Atlanta Braves played their first game at the new SunTrust Park on Friday, and it was pretty ideal. He gave up both San Diego runs, working around four walks and two hit batters.

The 33-year-old third baseman has reached safely in 12 of his last 15 plate appearances.

Jim Johnson pitched through a one-out single in the ninth inning to record his second save in three chances for the Braves after Jose Ramirez and Arodys Vizcaino each pitched a flawless inning.

Inciarte beat out an infield single to start the home half of the first. This dates back all the way back to the 6th inning, Monday. He was placed on the disabled list the following day with a lower back strain. The 2013 tournament victor was tied for 21st at 4 under.

Dan Jennings (1-0) pitched one inning of scoreless relief.


Arodys Vizcaino worked a clean 8th inning allowing just a hit, but no more. On Saturday, the Braves managed a 4-2 win to make it two straight.

Phillips had a two-run single in the sixth and a run-scoring single in the eighth.

Chatwood (1-2) struck out four and walked one, lowering his ERA from 6.35 ERA to 3.54. Now, he'll get the nod in the second game at SunTrust Park. Catcher Kurt Suzuki has a.291 average against him in 55 at-bats, and right fielder Nick Markakis, who has a 10-game hitting streak this season, is hitting.290 in 31 at-bats vs. the righty. Joe Panik singled leading off the seventh.

About the Braves' ace: R.A. Dickey originally was slated to start the home opener, or at least that was the plan when the rotation was set in mid-March.

Justin Bour and Marcell Ozuna hit consecutive homers for Miami in the second inning.

New York's Noah Syndergaard allowed two runs, one earned, in six innings, and his ERA soared to 0.95. A prolonged and rousing standing ovation for the greatest Atlanta Brave of them all - Hammerin' Hank Aaron.

"He was beatable tonight and we didn't take advantage of it", said Padres manager Andy Green, bemoaning how his team had chased too many pitches out of the strike zone. Jedd Gyorko and Stephen Piscotty homered late for St. Louis. Porcello (1-1) gave up eight runs in 4 1/3 innings, halting the majors' longest active streak of pitching at least six innings at 20 games. He played three seasons Calgary in the Canadian Football League beginning in 2008 before being released.

Zack Cozart hit a two-run homer in the second inning and Joey Votto added a solo shot in the third to give the Reds a 3-0 lead against Tommy Milone (1-0), who allowed three runs and six hits in five innings with no walks.

Tampa Bay's Jake Odorizzi left his start after throwing one pitch in the second inning with left hamstring tightness. They left the Padres to three runs unanswered for. First run scored. First game-winning putout. Because Melissa and Caine Carpenter were the first people through the gates, they won a package for four to travel anywhere in the world that Delta Airlines flies, as well as Braves "First Fans" jerseys. The 2011 AL Cy Young Award victor and MVP also gave up nine runs against the Chicago White Sox on April 6, 2008, and versus Texas on May 25, 2014.

The tie held until the fourth, when the Braves put together a two-out rally of their own.