First things first on baseball's opening day
The first pitch of the season was a called strike from Washington's Livan Hernandez to Atlanta's Martin Prado at 10:11 a.m. PDT at Nationals Park.
The Yankees' CC Sabathia fanned Detroit leadoff hitter Austin Jackson for the first strikeout of the year.
Atlanta's Chipper Jones smashed a two-out double to deep right in the first inning for the first hit of the season, then scored 2011's intitial run on a single by the next batter, Brian McCann.
A second-inning solo shot by Atlanta's Jason Heyward off of Hernandez was the first home run of the year.
-- Chuck Schilken
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
Photo: The Yankees' CC Sabathia throws a pitch during the first inning against the Detroit Tigers on Thursday. Credit: Nick Laham / Getty Images