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Atlanta Braves News: Opening Day walk-off

Nick Markakis came through in the clutch as the Braves defeated the Phillies on Opening Day

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Braves News

Nick Markakis delivers a walk-off for Braves against Phillies

A comeback. A walk-off. Opening Day at SunTrust Park had a bit of everything as the Atlanta Braves came back from a 5-0 deficit to defeat the Philadelphia Phillies 8-5. Nick Markakis had the big blow with a walk-off three run homer in the ninth but Atlanta also got homers from Freddie Freeman and Ozzie Albies along with a clutch game-tying hit by Preston Tucker.

Video: Braves’ Opening Day highlights, post-game interviews

It was a joyful clubhouse following the win with players adding their thoughts on Markakis’ walk-off shot.

Tyler Flowers leaves game with oblique discomfort

It wasn’t all good for the Braves who lost Tyler Flowers during his at bat in the second inning after he suffered a strained oblique on a swing. Flowers left the game and was replaced by Kurt Suzuki. From the sound of things, he’s likely facing a stint on the disabled list.

Finally, we can get excited about Braves baseball again

Thursday was a big day and while there will surely be plenty of bumps in the road it is okay to be excited about Braves baseball again.

MLB News

Cardinals, Greg Holland agree to deal

The St. Louis Cardinals strengthened its bullpen on Opening Day with the acquisition of free agent closer Greg Holland on a one-year deal worth a reportedly $14 million.

Springer hits leadoff HR in 2nd straight OD

George Springer began the 2018 season the exact same way he did in 2017 belting a lead off home run for the Astros. Houston has to be hoping 2018 ends the same way as well.

White Sox’s Matt Davidson blasts 3 homers in opener

If you missed it, home runs was the major theme of the day and White Sox DH Matt Davidson became the fourth player ever to hit three on Opening Day.

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