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MLB: Atlanta 6, Houston 4

April 11, 2012 at 12:01 AM   |   Comments

HOUSTON, April 11 (UPI) -- Atlanta's Chipper Jones returned from an injury with a two-run homer Tuesday and the Braves notched their first win of the season, 6-4 over Houston.

Jones was making his first appearance of 2012 after undergoing surgery late last month to repair a torn meniscus in his left knee.

His blast capped a three-run third inning, during which Dan Uggla also stroked an RBI double, and Tyler Pastornicky later added a solo shot as the Braves improved to 1-4.

Tommy Hanson (1-1) struck out eight over five innings, surrendering two runs on six hits and three walks.

Jonny Venters tossed a scoreless eighth inning and Craig Kimbrel picked up his first save to secure Atlanta's win.

Astros starter Kyle Weiland (0-1) was touched for four runs on eight hits over five frames.

Carlos Lee went 3-for-3 with two run-scoring singles for Houston.

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