On April 4, 2012 — 2012 – The Miami Marlins inaugurate a new name and a new ballpark, Marlins Park, but lose, 4 – 1, to the St. Louis Cardinals in the opener of the National League season. Boxing legend Muhammad Ali delivers the ceremonial first pitch. Kyle Lohse dowses the home fans’ enthusiasm by holding the Marlins hitless until the 7th to earn the win, while World Series hero David Freese drives in two runs with a single in the top of the 1st.


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