WASHINGTON (AP) -The Washington Nationals finally scored in the first inning.
It took 23 games in 2007 for the Nationals to put up a run in their first at-bat, and it happened Friday night when Austin Kearns hit a three-run homer off New York Mets starter Oliver Perez for a 3-0 lead.
Washington set an NL record by playing 22 games at the start of a season without scoring a first-inning run. The Nationals were outscored 22-0 in first innings until Friday.
The major league record is held by the 1948 Chicago White Sox, who went 28 games without scoring a first-inning run.

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