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Braves derail Wheeler, cruise to 8-1 home opener victory

Now, that’s more like it.

After being dominated by Zack Wheeler on both sides of the ball last Saturday, the Braves obliterated him and the Phillies for a big home opener victory. Ronald Acuña Jr. was the master of ceremonies for the happy occasion, going 4-for-5 with an epic go-ahead homer and a run-saving catch, while Charlie Morton carved through the Philadelphia bats for most of the night.

For a brief while, this game kind of seemed like it was going to be more of the same that the Braves endured while being swept in Philadelphia to start the season.