WASHINGTON (AP) -Firsts from Sunday night's inaugural regular-season major league game at Nationals Park:
-First pitch: Thrown by Nationals left-hander Odalis Perez to Braves batter Kelly Johnson at 8:21 p.m. It was fouled off.
-First strikeout: Perez got Johnson to swing and miss at strike three at 8:22 p.m.
-First walk: Perez walked the game's second batter, Yunel Escobar, at 8:26 p.m.
-First hit: Washington's Cristian Guzman led off the bottom of the first inning by lining Atlanta right-hander Tim Hudson's first pitch to right field for a single at 8:32 p.m.
-First error: Hudson's pickoff throw to first base went wide of the bag, allowing Guzman to advance to third at 8:33 p.m.
-First extra-base hit: Washington's Nick Johnson lined a 1-2 pitch to right field off Hudson for an RBI double in the bottom of the first at 8:41 p.m.
-First run: Guzman came around to score on Johnson's hit.
-First home run: Atlanta's Chipper Jones drove a 2-0 pitch from Perez into the second row in left-center for a solo shot in the fourth inning at 9:14 p.m. That was also the first run scored by a visiting team.

Top MLB Public Bets


MLB Top Stories

Thumbnail World Series opener pits Lester vs. Kluber Two title-starved organizations are ready to kick off one of the most intriguing World Series matchups we’ve seen in some time.
Thumbnail Kershaw tries to keep visitors' run going The Cubs seized a 3-2 edge in the NLCS by winning Games 4 and 5 in Los Angeles. Will Clayton Kershaw be able to save the Dodgers’...
Thumbnail North Siders' bats rise as NCLS progresses Anthony Rizzo is still batting well below .200 in the playoffs. Yet the Chicago first baseman seems to be heating up at precisely...
Thumbnail Hosts ask Urias to give them 3-1 NLCS edge Tonight, Julio Urias will make history in Game 4 of the NLCS. The Dodgers simply hope that it’s for all the right reasons.
Thumbnail Francona needs relief corps to thrive again The Blue Jays suddenly have life in the NLCS. Now, though, can they truly put fear in the Indians and send the festivities back to northern...
More inMLB Articles  

MLB Team Pages