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MLB: Atlanta 4, Baltimore 0

July 1, 2011 at 10:18 PM   |   Comments

ATLANTA, July 1 (UPI) -- Jair Jurrjens did not allow a base runner until the sixth inning Friday and threw a one-hitter in carrying the Atlanta Braves to a 4-0 victory over Baltimore.

The Braves won their fourth in a row, with Jurrjens (11-3) recording the first shutout of his five-year career. He retired the first 15 men he faced before giving up a leadoff walk to Mark Reynolds in the sixth.

Baltimore's only hit came on a one-out single in the seventh by Adam Jones and Jurrjens was perfect the rest of the way. He struck out eight while throwing 112 pitches.

Jason Heyward put Atlanta in front with a two-run homer in the sixth and the Braves scored twice more in the eighth. Chipper Jones had an RBI single in the eighth and a throwing error by Baltimore first baseman Derrek Lee allowed Jason Heyward to score from second.

The only other complete game Jurrjens has thrown in the majors came in his third start this season, an 8-2 victory over San Diego. He has won his last three starts.

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