MILWAUKEE (AP) — Atlanta pitcher Aaron Harang and the Brewers’ Matt Garza had no-hit bids until Chris Johnson homered with two outs in the seventh inning, sending the Braves to a 1-0 victory.
Harang (1-0) didn’t allow a hit until Logan Schafer grounded a single leading off the bottom of the seventh.
Making his Braves’ debut, Harang gave up two hits in 6 2-3 innings, struck out three and walked one.
Relievers Luis Avilan, David Carpenter and Craig Kimbrel were hitless, with Kimbrel getting three outs for his second save.
Garza (0-1) made his Milwaukee debut after signing a $50 million, four-year contract as a free agent. He allowed one run and two hits in eight innings, struck out seven and walked none.
NATIONALS 5, METS 1
NEW YORK (AP) — Gio Gonzalez homered in his first start for the second straight season and pitched three-hit ball to lead the Nationals over the Mets.
Ian Desmond also went deep and Jayson Werth had four hits for the Nationals, who followed up their 10-inning comeback on opening day with a more routine victory against one of Gonzalez’s favorite foes. The left-hander struck out six and walked one in six comfortable innings, improving to 6-0 in his last seven starts against New York.
Bartolo Colon (0-1) was touched up for nine hits over six innings in his Mets debut.
Desmond and Gonzalez (1-0) both homered in the fifth against Colon.
ROCKIES 6, MARLINS 5
MIAMI (AP) — Jordan Pacheco had three hits, Jordan Lyles won in his Colorado debut as the Rockies held on for a victory over the Marlins for their first win of the season.
Charlie Blackmon and Michael Cuddyer each had two hits and an RBI for Colorado, which lost the first two games of the season-opening series.
Giancarlo Stanton hit a two-run homer and drove in three runs, all after Miami fell behind 6-1.
Lyles (1-0) was acquired in an offseason trade the sent Dexter Fowler to the Houston Astros. Lyles allowed four runs and five hits in five innings while striking out five and walking one.