Chase Utley Rule foils Atlanta in opener

Major League Baseball’s new “Chase Utley Rule” cost Atlanta a baserunner Monday in its opening game against Washington.

Murphy’s throw to first was late, but Olivera was ruled out at first for the double play because the slide by Markakis took him too far inside the bag.

Major League Baseball said 238 of 864 players on Opening Day rosters, disabled lists and the restricted list were born outside the U.S.

The Pirates and outfielder Gregory Polanco agreed to a five-year, $35 million contract extension through the 2021 season.

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