Friday night's power display gave the Orioles nine homers in their past three games.
Many fans we spoke to were seeing the park for the first time and couldn't say enough about it. Phillips' one-out single was the first hit allowed by Trevor Cahill (0-2). The Braves were 13-for-63 (.206) with runners in scoring position over the first eight games.
Ramirez had a career-high six RBIs with home runs in the first off Verlander (1-1) and in the eighth against Anibal Sanchez.
Colon, who turns 44 in May, was sharp against his old team in NY on April 5, allowing just a run and two hits over six innings in a no-decision against the Mets. He threw 105 pitches, leaving in the bottom of the sixth in a pinch-hit situation.
It was Teheran's turn to produce a timely hit in the fourth inning.More news: Queen Elizabeth II celebrates 91st birthday
Nick Markakis: His two-run double in the first plated Inciarte and Freeman, runs that became important when the Padres scored two in the top of the second. If Chacin pitches anywhere close as he did in his start against the Giants, then the Padres should cash as an underdog. Despite beginning his third start of the year having yet to surrender an earned run, Atlanta pitcher Julio Teheran gave up two in the second to tie it at 2.
So. his take on the new home of the Braves?
Hernandez (1-1) allowed one run and six hits.
Although Garcia lasted just five innings at Miami on Wednesday, the bullpen worked four scoreless innings behind him and the Braves rallied for a 5-4 victory that snapped a five-game losing streak.
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.More news: Manchester United's Jose Mourinho not giving up on top-four finish
In a slight change, the Braves are starting their weekday home games at 7:35 p.m. ET this season, rather than 7:05 p.m. ET in previous years.
Before the game, Hank Aaron threw out the first pitch after throwing out the first pitch for the last game at Turner Field.
Aaron and Cox joined other five other former Braves stars in the pregame ceremony: Phil Niekro, Dale Murphy, Chipper Jones, Tom Glavine and John Smoltz. The one that wasn't? Every Major League player is wearing the number 42 to honor Jackie Robinson.
Watch below as Banks is picked up at his home and dropped off at the front of SunTrust Park. It was a handsome day. The guys were excited, getting out there and playing, just getting off the road and getting home. While the park boasts loads of interesting dining options, miles of bathroom facilities and pretty good views from even the cheapest seat, there's nothing terribly unique about it, in his assessment.
"The stadium can't do it; I mean, we've got to do it", infielder Dansby Swanson said. "What else can I say, they got the better of me". "You get that chance when you're the leadoff hitter".More news: Death toll in Venezuelan protests reaches nine
In roughly 48 hours, Inciarte matched his output for 2016 with three homers. Blake Wood (0-1) allowed three hits and three runs, including Jonathan Villar's tiebreaking double off the glove of right fielder Patrick Kivlehan. "We're so grateful that Uber was able to make sure Walter continues to be a meaningful part of Braves game days".
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