MLB: Washington Nationals lose to Atlanta Braves; Detroit Tigers only unbeaten team left

Last Updated: 05/04/14 11:56am

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Evan Gattis rounds the bases after his solo home run at Nationals Park

Evan Gattis rounds the bases after his solo home run at Nationals Park

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Washington Nationals saw their winning start to the season brought to a halt as they went down 2-1 to Atlanta Braves in their home opener.

Chris Johnson batted in Jason Heyward in the eighth inning for the game winner after Evan Gattis had earlier hit a home run.

That left Detroit Tigers as the only club in the league with a perfect record as they overcame Baltimore Orioles 10-4.

A three-run third inning coupled with a four-run fourth helped the Tigers victory on a night when a two-run homer by Miguel Cabrera gave him his 2000th MLB hit.

The World Series champion Boston Red Sox have a 2-2 record on the season after going down to a 6-2 defeat to Milwaukee Brewers.

On a night when the Red Sox were presented with their Championship rings, a double from Lyle Overbay kicked off a four-run ninth inning for the Brewers which handed them the win.

San Francisco Giants claimed an 8-4 win over Los Angeles Dodgers which moved them onto a 4-1 record and the Miami Marlins hold the same record after an 8-2 victory against San Diego Padres.

D-Backs' rocky start

Arizona Diamondbacks' dreadful start to the season continued as they fell 12-2 to Colorado Rockies to move to 1-6 on the season while St Louis Cardinals went down to Pittsburgh Pirates by the same score.

It was a bad night for Chicago as the White Sox were beaten 7-5 by Kansas City Royals and the Cubs lost 7-2 to Philadelphia Phillies.

In Friday's other games, Cleveland Indans beat Minnesota Twins 7-2, New York Yankees saw off Toronto Blue Jays 7-3, New York Mets were 4-3 winners over Cincinnati Reds, Texas Rangers lost 8-1 to Tampa Bay Rays and Los Angeles Angels beat Houston Astros 11-1.

The game between Seattle Mariners and Oakland Athletics was postponed.

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