Alex Avila added a two-run homer in the sixth for Detroit, which played its first night game of the season.

Atlanta Braves center fielder Ender Inciarte (11) celebrates with teammate Freddie Freeman after hitting a home run in the seventh inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres, Sunday, April 16, 2017, in Atlanta.

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

Of that move from Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium to the Ted, Jones recalled what opening night was like for those 1997 Braves, who were fresh off their second straight World Series appearance.

Atlanta has won three games in a row, including the first two games in its new suburban stadium, riding back-to-back homers from Brandon Phillips and Adonis Garcia as well as solid relief pitching to a 4-2 victory Saturday.

Markakis, who grew up in nearby Woodstock, put the Braves ahead in the first with a two-run double off Jhoulys Chacin (1-2). "I'm up on him right now". The Friars didn't just hand over the win then and there; a two-out rally the very next inning broke the tie.

Some former Atlanta Braves greats resurfaced during the first pitch including slugger Hank Aaron and Bobby Cox, according to New York Daily News. Inciarte provided some breathing room in the sixth with a two-run shot into the right-field seats after Craig Stammen relieved Chacin.

Before a sellout crowd of 41,149 fans, Atlanta starter Julio Teheran (1-0) was a bit wild but lasted six innings.

The retired steel worker from Grand Rapids, Mich. has made it his business to attend every ballpark's first and final game since the Cincinnati Reds hosted the Atlanta Braves at Riverfront Stadium on June 30, 1970.

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.

"I've always tried to pitch relaxed and be in a good place when it's my turn", Colon said through a translator.

"I'm in a section right under the Jumbotron", he said. "One of my favorites I've played in so far". Manager Andy Green said he is encouraged Perdomo should miss only two starts and get activated from the DL. The three-story Chop House bar was packed full of patrons, some holding beers that were aged with baseball bat wood.

Padres: RHP Kevin Quackenbush was optioned to Triple-A El Paso to clear a roster spot for Cahill. He was placed on the disabled list the following day with a lower back strain.

San Diego Padres' Austin Hedges (18) celebrates after hitting a two-run home run in the second inning of a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves, Saturday, April 15, 2017, in Atlanta.

Braves: OF Matt Kemp (hamstring) ran before the game and isn't expected to need a rehab stint in the minors before he's eligible to return on Tuesday.

"He's probably experienced anything and more than all the rest of us in this clubhouse", said manager Brian Snitker.

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. The Impact, playing their first match at Saputo Stadium and second in Montreal, improved to 1-2-3 after a winless three-game trip.


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