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Xavier Nady is welcomed in the dugout after his eighth-inning homer.  (John Bazemore/AP)

Opening Day Lineups

  1. CF Nate McLouth
  2. 2B Freddy Sanchez
  3. LF Jason Bay
  4. 1B Adam LaRoche
  5. RF Xavier Nady
  6. C Ryan Doumit
  7. 3B Jose Bautista
  8. SS Jack Wilson
  9. P Ian Snell
  1. 2B Kelly Johnson
  2. SS Yunel Escobar
  3. 3B Chipper Jones
  4. 1B Mark Teixeira
  5. C Brian McCann
  6. RF Jeff Francoeur
  7. CF Mark Kotsay
  8. LF Matt Diaz
  9. P Tom Glavine

Last year, Xavier Nady's Opening Day homer sent the game to extra innings in a meeting eventually won by the Bucs. The Pirates outfielder went one better to open the '08 season, launching a go-ahead homer in the eighth, and then after the Braves sent the game to extra innings, the game-winning shot in the 12th as the Bucs won a thriller, 12-11.   More >


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