Cubs Stagger Home, Braves Humbled—And Weird Opening Day Factoids Endure

April 12, 2010 by  

Both the Chicago Cubs and Atlanta Braves set off in different directions after their opening series wrapped up last Thursday at Turner Field.

But by last Friday evening, the Cubs had victory snatched away from them yet again—and the Atlanta Braves encountered their first dose of heartbreak.

The Braves jetted across the country to the Bay Area just in time for a day game on April 9—a 13-inning loss to the San Francisco Giants.

With one out in the bottom of the ninth, former Braves shortstop Edgar Renteria sent a 1-2 pitch from Atlanta closer Billy Wagner over the left field fence to tie the game at four apiece. The Giants, held scoreless until the seventh inning, we...

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