San Diego clubbed the Dodgers, 11-2 in their home opener. Melvin Charleston had 4 hits, Nate Hood homered and drove in 4, and Joel Iorg went the distance on the hill for the Padres.
St. Louis held on at home to slip by Atlanta, 5-4. The Braves had the tying run at the plate with nobody out in the 9th, but Chien-Ming Lui recovered to get 2 outs and Dave Seay got one for the save.
The Phillies exploded Pittsburgh's bullpen for 7 runs in the 8th and took a come-from-behind, 8-7 win. Donovan O'Rourke's grand slam keyed the big inning for Philly; Al Sierra took the win with an inning of work.
Cincinnati took its home opener in fine fashion, shutting out Milwaukee 2-0 behind Tony Ordaz. Tony Rodriguez had 2 hits and the only RBI for the Reds.