Kris Medlen made the start and worked a complete game shutout. Medlen scattered five hits over nine innings of work, striking out six and not walking a single batter. There really isn't much more you can say about the young righty; he is proving he belongs in the rotation every single time he takes the mound and deserves a spot in the rotation.
Jason Marquis did not pitch well for San Diego. The former Braves prospect lasted just 4.2 innings while surrendering six runs on eight hits and four walks.
Chipper hit his first homer off Marquis in the first inning. With two outs and Michael Bourn on second, Jones raked a changeup deep into the right-field bleachers for an early 2-0 lead.
The score held until the fifth inning when Jason Heyward crushed an inside fastball for a solo blast of his own. It was hit 20th long ball of the season and highlighted a three-hit night for the 23-year-old slugger.
The old man did his thing again in the fifth, going back-to-back with Heyward. Chipper got a fastball down the middle of the plate and sent it 420 feet to center field to push the lead to 4-0. After greeting his teammates in the dugout, Jones came out and acknowledged the crowd of 33,157 with a curtain call.
Paul Janish singled home two more runs in the fifth to make the score 6-0. Medlen held strong in the final innings to seal a victory and a series win.
The Braves will now begin a three-game series with the Dodgers.
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