ATLANTA -- Freddie Freeman hit the first Braves home run at SunTrust Park in the third inning of the Atlanta Braves exhibition game against the New York Yankees. But, Freeman said it doesn't count.
"Yeah, it doesn't count. April 14, we'll see who hits the first one," Freeman said.
Down 2-0, Freeman hit a three-run home run in the bottom of the third and lofted it over the 375 marker in right-center and into the Chophouse. He drove in Ender Inciarte and Dansby Swanson. Freeman said that part of the stadium is now his favorite part of the new park.
"Definitely wouldn't have been a home run last year," he said. "I know that would be a double at Turner Field."
Swanson, who scored off the home run, said he wasn't looking, but running, because he had no clue if the ball would sail out or not.
"Probably would have been caught at Turner, honestly," Swanson said. "It must be a neat feeling."
New York Yankee Greg Bird hit the first home run in the park in the top of the third inning.
The Braves won Friday 8-5. The first regular season game at SunTrust Park is April 14 against the San Diego Padres.
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