On April 4, 2005 — Brad Wilkerson has the honor of being the first batter in Washington Nationals history, and he promptly responds with the first hit for his team. Nevertheless, Kenny Lofton hits a three-run homer and Jon Lieber pitches 5 2/3 effective innings, leading the home team Philadelphia Phillies to an 8 – 4 victory over the Nationals.

 


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Sources:
Baseball Reference April 4
National Pastime April 4
Retro Sheet
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