facebook
twitter
search
search

MLB: Atlanta 6, Arizona 4

June 27, 2012 at 10:30 PM

ATLANTA, June 27 (UPI) -- The first home run by Chipper Jones since May 4 gave Atlanta a six-run lead Wednesday and the Braves held on to defeat Arizona 6-4.

Jones came off the disabled list June 10 and has missed three games since. He has hit .189 since his return, but he smashed a two-run homer in the sixth inning to give the Braves a comfortable cushion.

Atlanta withstood a four-run Arizona seventh that featured a three-run homer by Ryan Roberts and a solo shot from Chris Young.

Tommy Hanson (9-4) gave up the home run to Roberts after throwing six shutout innings and won his fourth straight decision. He allowed seven hits with a walk and struck out five in 6 1/3 innings.

Atlanta won for the fifth time in seven games and opened the scoring on a solo home run by Jason Heyward in the fourth.

Trevor Cahill (6-6) suffered the loss, surrendering six runs on four hits with four walks in five-plus innings. He had won his four previous starts.

Arizona has lost two in a row after winning four straight.

Like Us on Facebook for more stories from UPI.com  
Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Top Stories
UFC title-bout pullout has MMA chirping
New York Yankees take care of distracted Los Angeles Angels
Burnett, homers propel Pittsburgh Pirates over Detroit Tigers
Cowherd has very awkward interview with Michigan's Harbaugh
Women's World Cup: Own goal sends Japan to final