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

Inciarte had been off to a slow start in 2017, but has turned it on in his past two games, going 4 for 8 with three homers and five RBIs.

In what has become a corresponding roster move, the Padres have also elected to option fellow right-handed pitcher Kevin Quackenbush down to Triple-A El Paso.

The Braves beat the Padres 5-2. The Braves used the exhibition as a soft opening to work out kinks prior to Friday's festivities, and only two businesses were open then: Terrapin and First and Third Hot Dog and Sausage Shack.

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.

Over the course of the last 12 IP for courageous relievers, they have allowed 2 hits, 0 earned runs, 1 BB, and have 13 K's.

"Obviously I didn't have my best stuff", Teheran said.

"I swung hard and got the good result", said Inciarte, who won a Gold Glove for his work in center field a year ago and batted.291. 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.

As for the game, fans had the stadium rocking and rolling as the Braves were in a close game before pulling away late.

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

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.

"It looks like they took a lot of parts from a lot of parks and them together", he said.

Atlanta has won three straight following a five-game losing streak, including its first two games at SunTrust Park. "One of my favorites I've played in so far".

Hedges knew he should take advantage of what he said was a mistake. Today the Braves will be playing their second game of a three-game series against the Padres. The three-story Chop House bar was packed full of patrons, some holding beers that were aged with baseball bat wood.

Dellin Betances pitched a scoreless eighth, while Aroldis Chapman allowed a pair of baserunners but ultimately earned his third save.

Cahill, who was activated from the 10-day disabled list before the game, allowed four runs on four hits and three walks in 5 2-3 innings. Manager Brian Snitker said the hard-throwing right-hander is "feeling great and ready to go", but no word when he'll come off the DL.

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

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

Padres: RHP Jered Weaver (0-1) will make his third start of the season, all on the road, on Monday night. He was a member of Team USA in the 1996 Summer Olympics at Fulton County Stadium before pitching in the majors at Turner Field.

One of the busiest areas around the stadium is what's called The Battery Atlanta where restaurants are open and fans can hear and see the game on TVs all around the Park.

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