Ryan Zimmerman is mobbed at home plate after Sunday's homer. (AP)
By Bill Ladson / MLB.com
The drama unfolding with the unveiling of the Nats' new park peaked in the ninth, when, after fill-in closer Jon Rauch blew a save, Ryan Zimmerman hit a walk-off homer to give Washington an Opening Night victory.
a-Walked for Hudson in the 8th. 1-Ran for Pena in the 8th. 2-Ran for Teixeira in the 9th.
BATTING 2B: Teixeira (1, Rauch). HR: Jones (1, 4th inning off Perez, 0 on, 1 out). TB: Johnson; Jones 4; Teixeira 2; Francoeur; McCann. RBI: Jones (1). Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Johnson. S: Hudson. Team LOB: 4.
BASERUNNING CS: Johnson (1, 2nd base by Perez/Lo Duca). PO: Johnson (1st base by Perez).
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