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Braves win extended home opener with Johnson walk off
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ATLANTA — Kelly Johnson singled in the 10th inning to score Jordan Schafer with the winning run, and the Atlanta Braves beat the Washington Nationals 6-5 Friday night after blowing two leads in a rain-delayed game.

Schafer led off the 10th with a single to left off Joe Beimel (0-1). He then moved to second on Omar Infante's groundout and scored easily on Johnson's hit to right, sliding across the plate ahead of Elijah Dukes' throw from right field.

The game lasted almost 6 hours, including a rain delay in the top of the fourth inning that lasted 2 hours, 2 minutes.
Jorge Campillo (1-0), Atlanta's eighth pitcher, earned the win.