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MLB: Atlanta 11, Arizona 4

  |   Aug. 8, 2004 at 8:08 PM
PHOENIX, Aug. 8 (UPI) -- Russ Ortiz got his seventh straight victory and Chipper Jones had four RBI as the Atlanta Braves defeated the Arizona Diamondbacks Sunday, 11-4.

Jones was 3-for-5 with a two-run homer and a two-run single for Atlanta, which has won five in a row. Eddie Perez added two homers, finishing 4-for-5 with three RBI. The Braves ended a six-game road trip 5-1 and improved to 17-3 in their last 20 road tilts.

Ortiz (13-6)has not lost since June 20 and became the second 13-game winner in the National League. He lasted 5 2/3 innings and allowed three runs on seven hits.

The Braves continue to lead the NL East by 5 1/2 games over the Philadelphia Phillies.

Koyie Hill went 4-for-4 with his first career RBI for the Diamondbacks, who have dropped four in a row and 23-of-27.

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