Hanson wins again, leading Braves past Red Sox 2-1

Jun 28, 2009 - 8:46 PM By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer

ATLANTA(AP) -- Rookie Tommy Hanson threw six scoreless innings despite a bout with the flu, and homers by Chipper Jones and Garret Anderson carried the Atlanta Braves past Boston 2-1 on Sunday, preventing a Red Sox sweep.

Pitching dominated the weekend series, with the teams combining for only nine runs in three games. Hanson (4-0) kept it going, limiting Boston to two hits on another sweltering day at Turner Field and extending his scoreless streak to 20 innings.

This might have been the most impressive showing yet by the 22-year-old right-hander, one of baseball's most promising pitchers. He was sent home a day earlier with the flu, and the Braves weren't even sure if he's be able to start.






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