Braves Rain on Marlins' Parade in Season Opening Loss

The Marlins fell on Opening Day to the Braves in a game that featured a rare rain delay

The Miami Marlins waited out an Opening Day rain delay before falling to the Atlanta Braves 2-1 on Monday.

The rain delay was the first in Marlins Park history and lasted 16 minutes. Despite having a retractable roof, the game was stopped. The heavy downpour began quickly and the roof was unable to close in the small time frame. After the roof closed, the grounds crew worked quickly to fix up a muddy infield.

Henderson Alvarez made the start for Miami and did well after allowing a first inning run. Alvarez ended up surrendering two runs on six hits in seven innings of work. The right-hander walked none and struck out two. Due to a lack of offense, Alvarez was tagged with the loss despite the solid start.

The Marlins were held hit-less until the third inning when Alvarez doubled. Dating back to the last season, Miami went over 11 innings without a hit. That would turn out to be the only extra-base hit for the Marlins as the team scattered seven singles.

Miami's best opportunity to score came in the seventh inning when it loaded the bases with nobody out. After Jarrod Saltalamacchia hit into a 5-2-3 double play, Adeiny Hechavarria popped out to end the inning. The offense would then be shut down in both of the final two frames.

Giancarlo Stanton was 1-4 with two strikeouts in his first regular season game since his 2014 season ended early. Dee Gordon brought home the only run on the day but was also caught stealing on his lone attempt.

The Marlins will try to get their first win of the year again on Tuesday when they send Mat Latos to the mound against the Atlanta Braves.

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