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Chipper Jones Hits Home Run In Season Debut, Braves Lead Astros 3-1

After missing the first four games of the season while recovering from surgery on a torn knee meniscus, Chipper Jones made his debut on Tuesday night against the Astros. With the Braves still winless on the season, the soon-to-be 40-year-old would provide a much needed shot in the arm to the lineup.

Jones, who has both of his parents in attendance for tonight's game, came back in a big way.

He singled up the middle in his first at-bat, and also helped break up a potential double play by disrupting the throw from second base. In the third inning, Chipper took a hanging slider and deposited it a few rows back in right field. The Houston crowd, which has plenty of Braves fans in attendance, erupted as the veteran slugger hit homer No. 455.

Tommy Hanson is facing some trouble, but Atlanta currently leads by a score of 3-1.

For more on Chipper and the Braves, check out Talking Chop.

Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.