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

Tanaka (1-1) entered with an 11.74 ERA over his first two starts, but he recovered nicely Friday after Matt Carpenter's two-run homer in the first. Atlanta Braves' Ender Inciarte hits the first home run for 2-RBIs in SunTrust Park for a lead over the San Diego Padres during the sixth inning in the Braves' home opener on Friday, April 14, 2017, .

Former Braves players Brian Jordan and Johnny Estrada participated in the team's "Play Day" celebration of the 70th anniversary of Jackie Robinson breaking Major League Baseball's color barrier.

The Padres tied it up in the second, taking advantage of Teheran's wildness.

Weaver (0-1, 4.91 ERA) will be opposed by left-hander Jaime Garcia, who has a loss and a no-decision in two starts for the Braves after being acquired in a winter deal with St. Louis. Teheran proved he could hit as well as Chacin with his own single, giving Atlanta the last run they would need for the evening. "So I know exactly what the guys on this team are thinking right now".

It would stay tied going into the bottom of the 6th inning.

Jeremy Hellickson (2-0) allowed two runs and four hits in seven innings.

The Atlanta centerfielder got the first hit and scored the first run after catching a fly ball for the first out at the new home of the Braves. Inciarte provided some breathing room in the sixth with a two-run shot into the right-field seats after Craig Stammen relieved Chacin.

Julio Teheran wasn't almost as sharp as he had been while not allowing an earned run in his first two starts, but the right-hander got the victory despite allowing 11 baserunners in six innings.

Bectel, a computer programmer for Aon, said he did not have tickets to the Braves' first regular season game at SunTrust Park, but he wanted to be a part of the historic first game at the Braves' new home.

Jim Johnson pitched a flawless ninth for his third save.

"He was impressive in Colorado", Padres manager Andy Green said.

"Every time I don't go more than six or seven innings, for me, I didn't get the job done", Garcia said.

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

Five restaurants were open Friday night: Terrapin, First and Third, the Yard House, Antico Pizza and Live! The Braves should be able to get after Cahill, who is coming off the 10-day disabled list after experiencing a lower back strain coming out of his first start of the season.

Braves: 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.

Inciarte caught the first out of the game (on the first pitch of the game), then got the first hit, scored the first run and, to put an exclamation point on things, hit the stadium's first home run in the sixth inning to give the Braves a 5-2 lead. After a Dickey strikeout, Chase was awarded second base after a balk was called on Padres pitcher, Clayton Richard. He was a member of Team USA in the 1996 Summer Olympics at Fulton County Stadium before pitching in the majors at Turner Field. His favorite place to watch a game is loaded with character: Boston's Fenway Park.

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