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Archive for Monday, March 31, 2008

Nats open new park with walkoff

March 31, 2008

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— Nationals Park had quite an opening.

Ryan Zimmerman hit a tiebreaking homer off Peter Moylan with two outs in the ninth inning, and the Washington Nationals beat the Atlanta Braves, 3-2, Sunday night in the first regular-season game at the $611 million stadium.

Twenty-four straight Washington batters had made outs before the home run - Washington's fourth hit of the game and first since the first inning.

Spring Training

Dodgers 8, Red Sox 0

At Los Angeles, the Dodgers came close to a no-hitter in the final game of spring training.

Athletics 7, Giants 2

At San Francisco, Mike Sweeney hit a three-run homer for Oakland.

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