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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.

MLB: Atlanta 2, Philadelphia 1

ATLANTA, July 28 (UPI) -- Mike Minor dominated the Phillies Saturday, holding them to one run in eight innings, and Atlanta stayed hot with a 2-1 decision over Philadelphia.

MLB: Atlanta 6, Philadelphia 1

ATLANTA, July 27 (UPI) -- Ben Sheets went six innings and Brian McCann backed him with a three-run homer Friday in the Atlanta Braves' 6-1 victory over Philadelphia.

MLB: Miami 2, Atlanta 1

MIAMI, July 23 (UPI) -- Josh Johnson and four Marlins relievers teamed up on a four-hitter Monday, staking Miami to a 2-1 victory over Atlanta.

MLB: Atlanta 4, Washington 0 (1st game)

WASHINGTON, July 21 (UPI) -- Ben Sheets posted his second straight strong start following a long layoff Saturday, staking Atlanta to a 4-0 win over Washington in Game 1 of a doubleheader.

MLB: San Francisco 9, Atlanta 4 (11 inn.)

ATLANTA, July 19 (UPI) -- Three-run homers by Brandon Crawford and Gregor Blanco in the 11th inning Wednesday finally brought the San Francisco Giants a 9-4 win over Atlanta.
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Chipper Jones
Atlanta Braves third baseman Chipper Jones (10) warms up prior to the game against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park in Washington on April 22, 2009. (UPI Photo/Mark Goldman)
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Larry Wayne "Chipper" Jones, Jr. (born April 24, 1972) is a Major League baseball player for the National League's Atlanta Braves. Although initially a shortstop, he has spent most of his career as the starting third baseman for the Braves. In 2002 and 2003, Jones primarily played left field, before returning to third base in 2004.

Jones debuted in 1993, and has played his entire career with the Atlanta Braves. Chipper won the 1999 National League Most Valuable Player Award, as well as the 1999 and 2000 National League Silver Slugger Award for third basemen. He currently holds the Braves team record for career on base percentage (.406), and on July 5, 2007, he passed Dale Murphy for third place on the Braves all-time career home run list.

In his career, through the 2010 season, Jones is a .306 hitter with 437 home runs, 1,404 walks, and 1,500 RBI in 2,261 games. He is behind only Eddie Murray on the all-time switch hitters career RBI list. He is considered one of the game's best all-around hitters, and one of the best switch hitters in the history of the game. He is the only switch hitter in Major League Baseball history to have a .300+ career (.306 at the end of the 2010 season) batting average and 400 or more home runs.

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