Miami, FL (SportsNetwork.com) – Julio Teheran tossed six solid innings, Nick
Markakis drove in both of Atlanta’s runs and the Braves edged the Miami
Marlins 2-1 on Opening Day Monday.
Teheran (1-0), the Braves’ Opening Day starter for a second year in a row,
allowed a run on eight hits for Atlanta, which finished 79-83 last season
after winning the NL East in 2013.
Following an offseason of roster upheaval, the Braves made another blockbuster
trade Sunday. They shipped All-Star closer Craig Kimbrel and outfielder Melvin
Upton, Jr. to the San Diego Padres in a six-player swap. That concluded a busy
offseason by new president of baseball operations John Hart, who restocked
the farm system by trading outfielder Justin Upton (San Diego), and brother of
Melvin, and power bat Evan Gattis (Houston) in separate deals that netted
Atlanta seven prospects. Outfielder Jason Heyward was also dealt, going to St.
Louis in a deal that brought back a young arm in Shelby Miller and another
Atlanta’s new closer Jason Grilli struck out two in a perfect ninth to pick up
his first save of the season.
Henderson Alvarez (0-1) got the Opening Day start for Miami, which is still
without its ace Jose Fernandez, who continues to recover from Tommy John
surgery. He surrendered two runs on six hits over seven frames for the
Marlins, who failed to finish above .500 for a fifth season in a row last