Braves down Nats behind Chipper Jones

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Sunday April 12, 2009

ATLANTA (AP) -- Chipper Jones drove in two runs, including a tiebreaking single, and the Atlanta Braves beat Washington 8-5 on Sunday to hand the Nationals their sixth straight loss to start the season.

Jair Jurrjens (2-0) gave up five hits and five walks in 5 1-3 innings but allowed only four runs, three earned, to give the Braves a sweep of the three-game series.

The Braves scored their first five runs on two-out rallies in the fourth and fifth to beat Scott Olsen (0-2), who gave up six hits and five runs in five innings. Rafael Soriano pitched a perfect ninth for his first save.

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