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

Atlanta fans tell Braves to #ChopOn for SunTrust Park opening day

It was the first home run of the season for both Phillips and Garcia, with Phillips connecting to left-center field on a 1-0 pitch from Richard (1-2) and Garcia sending a 3-1 offering to right-center to the delight of a second straight sellout of 41,149 at the new ballpark. At the time, Braves Club President John Schuerholz said that Turner Field, where the team played from 1997 until the end of last season, needed "hundreds of millions of dollars of upgrades".

He's out indefinitely with a calf injury, and Leonard took advantage for his fourth career playoff game of 30-plus points.

Quackenbush pitched a scoreless inning against the Braves on Friday in his only appearance after being recalled from El Paso. After winning four of six following a 1-3 start, the Padres have dropped two in a row with two games remaining on a seven-game road trip.

Matching his power total for all of last season, Inciarte hit the first homer in baseball's newest stadium to carry the Atlanta Braves to a 5-2 victory over the San Diego Padres on Friday.

Although Weaver has never faced Atlanta, two Braves have plenty of experience against him.

Orioles extend Jays' woes: The Baltimore Orioles hit four homers, including three off starter Aaron Sanchez, earning their fourth win over the Blue Jays in as many meetings with a 6-4 victory at Toronto. Dickey's line closed with 6 IP, 7 hits, 1 BB, 6 K's and gave up 2 earned runs, off the home runs in the 2nd inning.

Before the game, Hank Aaron threw out the first pitch after throwing out the first pitch for the last game at Turner Field.

Julio Teheran picked up the win on the mound for the Braves.

Reliever Jose Ramirez got out of the seventh thanks to a double play niftily turned by Phillips at second base and Jim Johnson pitched a ideal ninth for his third save in as many games.

"Wil comes up with that nine out of 10 times", Green said.

"I was very mad about those two at-bats", Phillips said.

Kennesaw, Ga., resident Josh Johnson brought his 8-year-old daughter Hailey to the game so she could get a glimpse of her favorite player, Freeman, whose No. 5 jersey she wore.

"The back wasn't an issue and I didn't think about it", Cahill said.

This was the first real test before a packed house.

Padres: RHP Trevor Cahill (back) is on track to return from the 10-day disabled list on Sunday.

The Braves also made a move before game, calling up right-hander Luke Jackson from Triple-A Gwinnett and sending down right-hander Jason Hursh.

Braves: OF Matt Kemp (right hamstring strain) had a more strenuous run on the bases before the game.

The stadium and surrounding area has been in the works for more than two and a half years and officially opened to the public on Friday as Opening Day took place.

Braves: RHP Bartolo Colon (0-1) is 3-3 with a 4.12 ERA in seven starts against the Padres.

"This facility, SunTrust Park, is for you", Schuerholz said to much applause.

Garcia (0-1, 5.73 ERA) hasn't won since last August, going 0-6 with a 7.60 ERA in his past eight starts, but he fared well against the Padres while with St. Louis.



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