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Chipper Jones thanks firefighters after backyard fire

ROSWELL, Ga., Jan. 23 (UPI) -- Former baseball player Chipper Jones said he takes responsibility for accidentally starting a fire in the woods behind his Roswell, Ga., home.

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Chipper Jones to Yankees: 'No thanks'

TAMPA, Fla., March 11 (UPI) -- Former Atlanta Braves third baseman Chipper Jones said Monday he's not coming out of retirement to play for the injury-plagued New York Yankees.

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Braves to retire Chipper Jones' number

Braves to retire Chipper Jones' number

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Feb. 19 (UPI) -- The Atlanta Braves said Tuesday they will retire third baseman Chipper Jones' number and induct him into the team's Hall of Fame.

MLB: St. Louis 6, Atlanta 3

ATLANTA, Oct. 5 (UPI) -- Jason Motte's clutch relief effort Friday gave St. Louis a bizarre 6-3 win over Atlanta in a post-season game played under protest and marred by unruly fans.
MLB: Atlanta 4, Pittsburgh 0

MLB: Atlanta 4, Pittsburgh 0

PITTSBURGH, Oct. 3 (UPI) -- Ben Sheets and seven other Atlanta pitchers combined for a four-hitter Wednesday in the Braves' 4-0 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates.

MLB: Atlanta 6, New York Mets 2

ATLANTA, Sept. 30 (UPI) -- Chipper Jones got a hit in his final regular-season home game and David Ross homered Sunday in Atlanta's 6-2 victory over the New York Mets.

MLB: Atlanta 4, Miami 3

ATLANTA, Sept. 25 (UPI) -- Freddie Freeman's two-run homer in the bottom of the ninth inning Tuesday rallied Atlanta past Miami 4-3, clinching a wild card playoff spot for the Braves.

MLB: Atlanta 5, Washington 1

ATLANTA, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- Mike Minor hurled six innings of one-run ball Sunday and the Atlanta Braves completed a three-game sweep with a 5-1 victory over Washington.

MLB: Atlanta 5, Washington 4

ATLANTA, Sept. 15 (UPI) -- Ryan Mattheus hit Andrelton Simmons with a pitch Saturday, forcing in the go-ahead run in the Atlanta Braves' 5-4 comeback victory over Washington.

MLB: Milwaukee 8, Atlanta 2

MILWAUKEE, Sept. 13 (UPI) -- Rickie Weeks ignited an eight-run fifth inning with a three-run homer Wednesday, sending Milwaukee to an 8-2 win over Atlanta and a three-game sweep.

MLB: Atlanta 1, Colorado 0

ATLANTA, Sept. 5 (UPI) -- Mike Minor took a no-hitter into the seventh inning and eventually gave up one of Colorado's two hits in carrying Atlanta to a 1-0 win over the Rockies.

MLB: Colorado 6, Atlanta 0

ATLANTA, Sept. 5 (UPI) -- Jordan Pacheco drove in two runs and extended his hitting streak to 13 games in Colorado's 6-0 blanking of the Atlanta Braves Tuesday.

MLB: Atlanta 8, Philadelphia 7

ATLANTA, Sept. 2 (UPI) -- Chipper Jones capped a wild ninth-inning rally Sunday with a walk-off, three-run homer, sending the Atlanta Braves past Philadelphia 8-7.

MLB: Atlanta 2, San Diego 0

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 29 (UPI) -- Kris Medlen led the Atlanta Braves past the San Diego Padres 2-0 Tuesday with eight solid innings that included five hits and nine strikeouts.

MLB: San Francisco 5, Atlanta 2

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 24 (UPI) -- Barry Zito took a shutout into the ninth inning and Hector Sanchez keyed a four-run fifth inning Thursday in bringing San Francisco a 5-2 win over Atlanta.

MLB: Atlanta 6, San Diego 0

ATLANTA, Aug. 16 (UPI) -- Kris Medlen, a sensation since his entry into the Atlanta rotation, threw his first career shutout Thursday in carrying the Braves to a 6-0 win over San Diego.

MLB: New York Mets 6, Atlanta 5

NEW YORK, Aug. 12 (UPI) -- Jonathon Niese allowed only one run over eight innings Sunday but the New York Mets had to weather a bullpen collapse to secure a 6-5 win over Atlanta.

MLB: Atlanta 9, New York Mets 3

NEW YORK, Aug. 11 (UPI) -- Freddie Freeman capped a big second inning with a three-run homer Saturday and the Atlanta Braves cruised to a 9-3 win over the New York Mets.

MLB: Atlanta 12, Philadelphia 6

PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 8 (UPI) -- Dan Uggla's bases-clearing double ignited a late-game outburst that carried the Atlanta Braves to a 12-6 victory over Philadelphia.

MLB: Atlanta 6, Houston 1

ATLANTA, Aug. 5 (UPI) -- Chipper Jones scored the go-ahead run on a wild pitch and Paul Janish followed with a two-run single Sunday, sparking Atlanta to a 6-1 win over Houston.

MLB: Atlanta 4, Houston 1

ATLANTA, Aug. 3 (UPI) -- Tim Hudson notched his fourth straight win with 7 1/3 effective innings Friday, staking the Atlanta Braves to a 4-1 decision over Houston.

MLB: Atlanta 6, Miami 1

ATLANTA, Aug. 2 (UPI) -- Chipper Jones and Freddie Freeman drove in two runs apiece Thursday in the Atlanta Braves' 6-1 victory over Miami.

MLB: Atlanta 6, Philadelphia 2

ATLANTA, July 29 (UPI) -- Tim Hudson logged his fourth win in five starts Sunday and the Atlanta Braves completed a three-game sweep of Philadelphia with a 6-2 victory.
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