Markakis’ 3-Run Homer Gives Braves 8-5 Walk-Off vs. Phillies

Atlanta Braves’ Nick Markakis watches his three-run home run against the Philadelphia Phillies in a baseball game Thursday, March 29, 2018, in Atlanta. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

Just ahead of a torrential downpour, Nick Markakis made it an opening day to remember for the Atlanta Braves.

Gabe Kapler would rather forget his managing debut.

Markakis delivered a three-run homer with two outs in the ninth inning , capping the Atlanta Braves’ historic comeback from a five-run deficit that rocked the Philadelphia Phillies 8-5 Thursday and immediately turned up the heat on their new manager.

It was the Braves’ biggest rally on opening day since at least 1900, and their first walk-off hit to begin a season since 1998. READ MORE>