Saturday, April 19, 2008
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ATLANTA - Another night, another two homers for Chipper Jones.
The Braves slugger homered twice for the second game in a row to lead Atlanta past the Los Angeles Dodgers, 6-1 on Friday night.
Jones hit a three-run shot off Derek Lowe in the fifth to break open a 2-0 game, then added a solo homer against Chan Ho Park in the seventh to make it 6-1.
The previous night, Jones went 4-for-4 with two homers and three RBIs in an 8-0 rout of the Florida Marlins. The 3 of 5 performance against the Dodgers raised his average to .455, with six homers and 18 RBIs.
Replacement starter Jeff Bennett worked into the fifth without allowing a run but came up one out short of qualifying for the win. Manager Bobby Cox went to the bullpen after Bennett allowed a two-out double to Rafael Furcal, then walked Matt Kemp.