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Jurrjens goes nine, pitches Braves past Padres

Apr 27, 2011 - 5:42 AM San Diego, CA (Sports Network) - Chipper Jones belted an historic two-run homer in the first inning, Jair Jurrjens pitched his first career complete game and the Atlanta Braves cruised to an 8-2 victory over San Diego to even their three-game series.

David Ross added two homers and four RBI for the Braves, who rebounded from a 5-3 loss in 13 innings Monday to pick up their fourth win in five games.

Jurrjens (2-0) threw 81 of his 114 pitches for strikes, giving up two runs on nine hits and two walks while fanning four.

Jones homered from the left side against Aaron Harang (4-1) to tie Mickey Mantle for second place all-time among switch hitters with 1,509 career RBI.

Harang took the loss, yielding all eight Atlanta runs in six innings. He gave up seven hits and three walks while striking out two.

Orlando Hudson hit an RBI triple and Eric Patterson also knocked in a run for the Padres, who fell to 2-7 in their last nine games.

Ross' first homer of the game -- and his first of the season -- gave the Braves a 3-0 lead in the second inning. Hudson's triple in the fourth scored Jorge Cantu, who singled, to get the Padres within two runs.

But Atlanta blew the game open with five runs in the sixth inning. Jones sparked that rally as well, leading off with a single and moving to third on back-to-back walks to Dan Uggla and Freddie Freeman. Alex Gonzalez followed with a two-run single and Ross belted a three-run homer with one out to make it 8-1.

Armed with a huge lead, Jurrjens remained in the game after giving up a leadoff double to Brad Hawpe in the ninth. Hawpe scored after consecutive groundouts by Alberto Gonzalez and Patterson.

Game Notes

Jurrjens improved to 3-1 lifetime against the Padres...Both teams had nine hits...Harang threw 102 pitches in his six innings, including 65 for strikes...Eddie Murray has the most RBI among switch hitters all-time, with 1,917.

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    Braves 8, Padres 2  FinalApr 27 11:08 AM

  • ATLANTA: 8
    SAN DIEGO: 2

    Apr 27 12:30 AM

  • Eric Patterson grounded out second to first scored Brad Hawpe. None on with two outs and Cameron Maybin due up.

    Braves 8, Padres 2  Bot 9, 2 OutsApr 27 12:30 AM

  • David Ross one-out, three-run Home Run 2 (2) to left scored Freddie Freeman and Alex Gonzalez. Jair Jurrjens due up.

    Braves 8, Padres 1  Top 6, 1 OutApr 26 11:30 PM

  • Alex Gonzalez singled to center scored Chipper Jones and Dan Uggla. Runners on first and second with none out and Nate McLouth due up.

    Braves 5, Padres 1  Top 6, 0 OutsApr 26 11:25 PM
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    Braves 3, Padres 1  Top 6, 0 OutsApr 26 11:18 PM

  • Brad Hawpe grounded out short to first to end the inning.

    Braves 3, Padres 1  End 4Apr 26 10:59 PM

  • David Ross two-out, solo Home Run (1) to left. Jair Jurrjens due up.

    Braves 3, Padres 0  Top 2, 2 OutsApr 26 10:24 PM

  • Chipper Jones one-out, two-run Home Run (3) to center scored Jason Heyward. Dan Uggla due up.

    Braves 2, Padres 0  Top 1, 1 OutApr 26 10:11 PM

  • ATLANTA: 0
    SAN DIEGO: 0
    Top 1, 0 Outs

    Apr 26 10:07 PM