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Braves Vs. Red Sox Final Score: Jair Jurrjens Throws 7 Strong Innings In 4-1 Win Over Boston

Jair Jurrjens pitched a great game in the Atlanta Braves 4-1 win over the Boston Red Sox. Jurrjens pitched 7.2 innings and held the Red Sox to one run, three hits and struck out four. The Braves relief pitching kept up the dominant pitching by not allowing any runs or hits over the final 1.1 innings.

The Braves took a 2-0 lead in the fourth inning when Freddie Freeman led off with a single, made it to third base on a double by Jason Heyward and scored on a groundout by Matt Diaz. Heyward then scored when Andrelton Simmons doubled to left field..

The Braves offense was led by Simmons who drove in two runs for the Braves, and Heyward also had a big night by going 3-for-4 with two doubles and scored a pair of runs.

The win for the Braves was their third straight after losing seven of their last eight games.

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