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MLB: Atlanta 6, Arizona 4

June 27, 2012 at 10:30 PM   |   Comments

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.

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