Atlanta Braves Shatter Opening Day Records

Posted: 5th April 2010 by Erskine Thompson in MLB
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All spring, the talk has been about how the Atlanta Braves want Bobby Cox's last season in the dugout to be a big one, hopefully leading to a World Series. Monday's game against the Chicago Cubs showed they mean business. The Braves smashed a few offensive Opening Day records en route to a 16-5 pummeling of the Cubbies, who some expect to contend for the NL Central, or at least the Wild Card. Inside the numbers: 16 runs: the most ever scored by the Braves on Opening Day. Also, this was the first time the Braves have scored 16 in a game since Sept. 2, 2008. Five RBI: Yunel Escobar became only the second Brave to ever get five RBI on Opening Day (Fred McGriff, 1995). Two: Two players had at least four RBIs each—Escobar (five) and rookie Jason Heyward (four). This has never happened on ...

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