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PHILADELPHIA (AP) " First, they got their bling. Then, they got their first win.

Four Phillies walked with the bases loaded during an eight-run seventh inning and Philadelphia rallied for a 12-11 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Wednesday.

Raul Ibanez hit a two-run homer, helping the defending World Series champions overcome a 10-3 deficit and avoid a three-game sweep on the day they received their shiny, new rings.

Brian McCann and Jordan Schafer hit two-run homers for the Braves, and Javier Vazquez left with a seven-run lead after pitching six effective innings in his first start with his new team. Blaine Boyer (0-1) issued two of the bases-loaded walks in the seventh and got the loss.

Clay Condrey (1-0) struck out the only batter he faced to earn the win. Ryan Madson retired the side in the eighth and Brad Lidge earned his 52nd consecutive save, including seven in the postseason and three dating to 2007 with Houston.

During a lengthy pregame ceremony, the Phillies received their championship rings. They are made of 14-karat white gold featuring 103 diamonds totaling 3.84 carats.

Dodgers 5, Padres 2

SAN DIEGO (AP) " Manny Ramirez hit a tiebreaking two-run double in the seventh inning and finished with three RBIs for Los Angeles.

Chad Billingsley worked six solid innings for the Dodgers and three relievers combined to finish the three-hitter. Jonathan Broxton struck out two during a scoreless ninth, earning his second save.

Edward Mujica (0-1) threw a called strike past Ramirez, who drove the next pitch into right-center to put Los Angeles ahead 4-2. James Loney tacked on an RBI single off Cla Meredith later in the inning.

San Diego's Walter Silva pitched five effective innings in his major league debut. The 32-year-old right-hander allowed two runs and five hits, walked four and struck out one.

Casey Blake homered for the Dodgers. Billingsley (1-0) gave up two runs and two hits, walked four and struck out four.

Cubs 11, Astros 6

HOUSTON (AP) " Aramis Ramirez and Mike Fontenot drove in four runs apiece to lead Chicago to the victory.

Kosuke Fukudome had four hits and scored a career-high four runs for the Cubs, who won an opening series for the first time since they took two of three from the New York Mets to begin the 2003 season.

Lance Berkman and Ivan Rodriguez connected for Houston, which finished with five homers. Jeff Keppinger, Kaz Matsui and Hunter Pence also went deep.

Brian Moehler (0-1) allowed seven runs and eight hits in just 1 2-3 innings, reinforcing concerns that the Astros' rotation is shaky behind ace Roy Oswalt.

Cubs starter Ted Lilly (1-0) gave up five runs and eight hits over five innings.

Mets 9, Reds 7

CINCINNATI (AP) " Carlos Delgado homered and drove in four runs, getting New York's offense rolling on a clear, cool night that was much more favorable to hitters, and the Mets' rebuilt bullpen barely held on for the win.

The Mets won the season opener 2-1 on a raw, 37-degree afternoon that showcased their offseason bullpen additions of closers J.J. Putz and Francisco Rodriguez. With temperatures in the 50s on a clear Wednesday evening, the offense took over and Rodriguez pitched out of a bases-loaded threat in the ninth to avoid a bullpen collapse.

Delgado hit a two-run homer in the first off Edinson Volquez (0-1), who had problems throwing strikes.

Mike Pelfrey (1-0) gave up four runs and five hits in five innings for New York.

Pirates 7, Cardinals 4

ST. LOUIS (AP) " Zach Duke beat St. Louis for the first time in nearly three seasons and Pittsburgh's Freddy Sanchez went 4-for-5 for his third straight multihit game to open the year.

Jack Wilson matched his career best with four hits and two RBIs for the Pirates. Nate McLouth's two-run homer snapped his 0-for-8 start.

Albert Pujols set a franchise record for a Cardinals first baseman with seven assists " the most in the majors by a first baseman since the Pirates' Bob Robertson had eight on June 21, 1971.

Todd Wellemeyer (0-1) surrendered five runs and 12 hits in five innings for St. Louis.

Duke (1-0) allowed three runs and five hits in 6 1-3 innings for his first victory over the Cardinals since a complete game on Aug. 11, 2006, at home.

Marlins 6, Nationals 4

MIAMI (AP) " Dan Uggla hit a tiebreaking three-run double, Chris Volstad was almost flawless after a shaky first inning, and Florida completed the three-game sweep.

John Baker added a pair of run-scoring singles for the Marlins, 3-0 for only the second time. The other was in 1997, when Florida won the first of two World Series titles.

Volstad (1-0) struck out seven, allowing two runs " one earned " and two hits in five innings. Emilio Bonifacio went 2-for-4, lowering his average to .571, with two runs and his fourth steal of the year for the Marlins.

Matt Lindstrom issued a bases-loaded, one-out walk to Adam Dunn in what became a 32-pitch ninth, before hanging on to convert his first save chance of the season.

Daniel Cabrera (0-1) allowed five runs and seven hits over six innings for Washington.

Rockies 9, Diamondbacks 2

PHOENIX (AP) " Dexter Fowler, Yorvit Torrealba and Ian Stewart homered and Colorado won a series against Arizona for the first time in two years.

Franklin Morales (1-0) allowed one run and four hits, struck out six and walked one in six innings for the Rockies. He then was optioned to Triple-A Colorado Springs to make room for right-hander Jason Hammel, acquired Sunday in a trade with Tampa Bay.

After homering five times in their 9-8 season-opening win on Monday, the Diamondbacks scored two runs in 18 innings against the Rockies, who were 3-15 against Arizona last season.

Stephen Drew had a solo homer for the Diamondbacks in the first. Doug Davis (0-1) gave up four runs and four hits in five innings.


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