Braves top Padres 4-2 as Dickey pitches in 3rd Atlanta park


SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Kawhi Leonard matched his postseason high with 32 points and the San Antonio Spurs rolled to a 111-82 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies on Saturday night in Game 1 of the first-round playoff series.

Atlanta Braves outfielder Ender Inciarte was front-and-center in Friday's 5-2 victory over the San Diego Padres, going 2-for-4 with a two-run homer and two runs scored.

CINCINNATI - Jesse Winker doubled home the go-ahead runs with his first major league hit, and Cincinnati overcame two more homers by Eric Thames for a win over Milwukee. 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. "I'm up on him right now". Because Melissa and Caine Carpenter were the first people through the gates, they won a package for four to travel anywhere in the world that Delta Airlines flies, as well as Braves "First Fans" jerseys. San Diego found an unlikely source for offense in Saturday's loss as catcher Austin Hedges - who came into the game just 2-for-31 on the season - collected two hits and slugged a solo homer.

Seven of those Braves greats were in attendance and honored before the game, with Hank Aaron throwing the ceremonial first pitch to Bobby Cox.

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.

Bullpen steps up: Jose Ramirez, Arodys Vizcaino and Jim Johnson combined for three innings of one-hit, scoreless baseball, with each pitcher striking out one.

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.

"I'm really jealous", Jones said as he sat in the home team's dugout three hours before the game.

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"I was able to get some early strikes and try to get them to chase late", Weaver said. "One of my favorites I've played in so far".

Padres manager Andy Green said Richard "got a ton of ground balls" before making a mistake with an inside fastball to Phillips, who grounded out to the pitcher in his first two at-bats. The three-story Chop House bar was packed full of patrons, some holding beers that were aged with baseball bat wood.

Padres: RHP Trevor Cahill (back) is on track to return from the 10-day disabled list Sunday.

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

Hardy's two-run blast in a three-run fifth was his first of the season and gave the Orioles the lead for good after they trailed 3-1.

"He's probably experienced anything and more than all the rest of us in this clubhouse", said manager Brian Snitker. For his big league career, Cahill now owns a 4.04 ERA over the course of 263 regular season appearances, 175 starts and 1,155 innings of work in all.

Braves: RHP R.A. Dickey (0-1) will have the distinction of pitching in three different Braves stadiums.