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Braves beat Padres 5-2 on opening night at new stadium

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Atlanta Braves' Ender Inciarte, right, gestures as he crosses home plate in front of San Diego Padres catcher Austin Hedges, left, after hitting a two-run home run in the sixth inning of a baseball game Friday, April 14, 2017, in Atlanta. The home run was Atlanta Braves' Ender Inciarte, right, gestures as he crosses home plate in front of San Diego Padres catcher Austin Hedges, left, after hitting a two-run home run in the sixth inning of a baseball game Friday, April 14, 2017, in Atlanta. The home run was

ATLANTA (AP) - Ender Inciarte hit the first home run in baseball's newest stadium, local product Nick Markakis drove in the first two runs and the Atlanta Braves beat the San Diego Padres 5-2 Friday night in the regular-season debut for SunTrust Park.

Before a sellout crowd of 41,149 that included former President Jimmy Carter, Commissioner Rob Manfred and one-time home run king Hank Aaron, the Braves won their second straight game after a 1-6 start.

Julio Teheran (1-0) was a bit wild but lasted six innings. He gave up both San Diego runs, working around four walks and two hit batters. Jim Johnson worked the ninth for his second save.

Markakis, who grew up in nearby Woodstock, put the Braves ahead in the first with a two-run double off Jhoulys Chacin (1-2). Inciarte gave Atlanta some breathing room in the sixth with a two-run shot into the right-field seats, his third homer of the season.

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