San Francisco Giants vs Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium on Opening Day April 12. 2005. Dodgers beat the Giants 9-8 with 4 runs in the 9th inning.
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LOS ANGELES Milton Bradley hit a tying two-run single off Armando Benitez and left fielder Jason Ellison's error on the play allowed the winning run to score, giving the Los Angeles Dodgers a 9-8 victory over the San Francisco Giants in their home opener Tuesday.
Benitez (0-1) walked J.D. Drew and Jeff Kent, forcing in a run, before Bradley capped a comeback from an 8-3 deficit. Buddy Carlyle, D.J. Houlton and Giovanni Carrara (1-0) pitched two scoreless innings each after Jeff Weaver allowed eight runs and 11 hits in three-plus innings.
Marlins 8, Phillies 2
MIAMI A.J. Burnett (1-1) allowed eight hits and became the third Florida pitcher to throw a complete game, joining Dontrelle Willis and Josh Beckett. Burnett was helped by three double plats.
Mike Lowell and Paul Lo Duca hit two-run homers off Randy Wolf (0-1), and Miguel Cabrera hit a solo homer and drove in two runs. The Marlins have outscored opponents 34-2 in their four wins and totaled just six runs in four losses.
Philadelphia's Pat Burrell, who leads the major leagues with 17 RBIs, went 1-for-3 but for the first time this season he failed to drive in a run.
Pirates 4, Brewers 2
MILWAUKEE Mark Redman survived a shaky start and a line drive off his right kneecap, and Daryle Ward ended Pittsburgh's homerless streak at 56 innings when he connected off Gary Glover (0-1) in the sixth.
Redman (1-0) allowed his first two batters to score but settled down after that, allowing just three more hits and five overall with no walks and five strikeouts in six innings. Jose Mesa got three straight outs for his third save.
Rob Mackowiak had four hits for Pittsburgh.
Nationals 4, Braves 3
ATLANTA New Braves closer Dan Kolb (0-1) gave up three runs in the ninth, ruining a strong outing by Tim Hudson, who allowed six hits in eight innings and left with a 3-1 lead.
Cristian Guzman hit a sacrifice fly and Brian Schneider had a two-out, two-run double off Kolb, acquired from Milwaukee during the offseason to replace John Smoltz as closer.
After a 31-minute rain delay, Chad Cordero finished off his first save. Luis Ayala (1-0) got the win with a scoreless eighth.
Cardinals 5, Reds 1
ST. LOUIS Jason Marquis (1-0) hit a bases-loaded triple and pitched into the seventh inning for the Cardinals.
Jim Edmonds and Reggie Sanders hit back-to-back homers in the sixth inning for the Cardinals.
Diamondbacks 4, Rockies 2
PHOENIX Pinch-hitter Tony Clark hit an RBI double off the center-field wall in the eighth inning and scored the go-ahead run on Royce Clayton's single, helping Arizona extend Colorado's worst start in team history at 1-6.
Brandon Lyon pitched a scoreless ninth for his third save.
The eight-inning rally against Colorado relievers Brian Fuentes (0-2) and Ryan Speier ruined Shawn Chacon's bid for a win in his first start after a year in the bullpen. It also extended Colorado's losing streak to six games.
Brandon Webb (2-0) prevailed in the second straight pitching duel between the teams, working eight innings and allowing two runs on eight hits and two walks. Arizona's Brad Halsey beat the Rockies 2-0 on Monday.
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