Braves lose to Phillies in extra innings to begin season

The Braves endured a frustrating 10-inning defeat opening day, losing to the Phillies 3-2 in Philadelphia on Thursday afternoon. After trailing 2-0 for most of the game, pinch-hitter Pablo Sandoval reset the contest in the seventh. The pinch-hitter slugged an 0-2 pitch over the right-field wall that ended the day for Aaron Nola, who’d been at his best until that point. The teams played to a stalemate afterward, forcing extra innings. Freddie Freeman hit a grounder that advanced placed-runner Ozzie Albies to third – remember, MLB is continuing with the new extra-inning rules adopted last season…

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