Chipper's 5 hit night carries Braves over Cubs

2:54 PM, Jul 4, 2012   |    comments
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Atlanta Braves third baseman Chipper Jones acknowledges the Turner Field crowd during his final season. (Daniel Shirey-US PRESSWIRE)

ATLANTA --  Chipper Jones celebrated his eighth All-Star berth in a big way.

Jones, who was announced as Matt Kemp's replacement in the Midsummer Classic Tuesday, picked up his third career five-hit game and knocked in four runs in the Braves' 10-3 win over the Chicago Cubs.

Michael Bourn delivered a bases-clearing triple in the Braves' come-from- behind five-run fifth inning and scored three times in the second installment of this four-game set

Jair Jurrjens (2-2) picked up the win after allowing three unearned runs on nine hits in five innings. Jurrjens was sent to the minor leagues after struggling in his first four starts, when he started 0-2 with a 9.37 ERA. In three starts since being recalled on June 22, the 26-year-old right-hander is 2-0 with a 1.49 ERA.

Chris Volstad (0-7) was in line for his first win since July 10, 2011, but he imploded in the fifth. Volstad lasted 4 1/3 innings, allowing six runs on seven hits and two walks. He has lost 12 straight decisions.

(The Sports Network)

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