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Murphy a huge hit in Nats debut, 4-3 win over Braves in 10

Danie Murphy, A.J. Pierzynski

Washington Nationals’ baseman Daniel Murphy (20) drives in a run with a double as Atlanta Braves catcher A.J. Pierzynski (15) looks on in the tenth inning of a baseball game Monday, April 4, 2016, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

ATLANTA (AP) — Daniel Murphy was a huge hit in his Washington debut with a home run and a go-ahead double in the 10th inning, and the Nationals rallied past the Atlanta Braves 4-3 in their season opener Monday.

NL MVP Bryce Harper also went deep in his first plate appearance of the season for the Nationals, who tied it in the ninth on Michael Taylor’s sacrifice fly to shallow center field.

Atlanta nearly escaped with a game-ending double play, but Jayson Werth scored when catcher A.J. Pierzynski dropped Ender Inciarte’s accurate throw that beat Werth to the plate.

Murphy’s one-out double to left off Eric O’Flaherty (0-1) drove in Ryan Zimmerman from second base. Zimmerman reached on a two-base throwing error by second baseman Gordon Beckham.


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