was given an ovation after the right-hander gave up his only hit with two outs in the seventh inning.
cheered privately - for the hitter who saved him from having to make a difficult decision about leaving Jurrjens in the game.
The Braves finally provided some run support for Jurrjens, who combined with two relievers on a two-hitter and Atlanta beat
11-1 on Wednesday night.
The Braves had a 9-1 lead after five innings, but Cox began to worry as Jurrjens' pitch count rose with his hitless innings.
Jurrjens threw 97 pitches over seven innings.
''It would have been interesting, what I was going to do after the seventh,'' said Cox, who estimated Jurrjens' pitch count
would have been in the ''high 120s, probably'' if he completed the game.
''It would have been interesting if I'd had to make that decision,'' Cox said of his concern about removing Jurrjens with
a no-hitter intact.
Jurrjens' bid ended with
's single with two outs in the seventh. Cox turned to his bullpen for the final two innings.
''The player's arm comes first,'' Cox said. ''Bako helped me out.''
The Phillies' other hit was an infield single by
in the eighth.
''They took it to us,'' Phillies manager
said. ''They beat us. They hit well, their pitcher did a good job. ... We got beat bad.''
Jurrjens said he remained cool in the tunnel behind the dugout while ''trying to keep my concentration'' between innings.
Jurrjens (6-6) began the night with the seventh-lowest run support in the majors, including only five runs in his last four
losses. That lack of support ended as the Braves scored seven runs off
(4-5), who left the game after giving up three hits and a walk in the fifth.
had a two-run homer and
hit his first major league home run, both off
in the six-run fifth inning.
''He was unbelievable,'' Diaz, who had three hits, said of Jurrjens. ''He should be an All-Star as is and if we could score
him any runs he'd be a leading
candidate at the halfway point.''
Jurrjens walked four and gave up an unearned run in seven innings. He struck out six while combining with relievers Medlen
on a two-hitter.
The Braves have won three straight but are 37-40 and trail the first-place Phillies by three games in the NL East.
Philadelphia has lost 11 of 14, including the first two games at Atlanta, where the Phillies were 9-0 last season. The Phillies
lead Florida by one-half game.
was 0 for 3 with a walk. He is 0 for his last 27, the longest hitless streak of his career, and is hitting .205.
Jurrjens, who was 0-4 in June despite posting a 3.68 ERA in five starts, won for the first time since May 29.
The Braves scored 41 runs for Jurrjens in his first 16 starts before jumping on Hamels.
hit a two-run double in the Braves' three-run third.
drove in Prado with a single and had three RBIs and two hits.
The Phillies scored in the fourth. With one out,
walked, moved to third on Jurrjens' throwing error and scored on
' sacrifice fly.
Jones had a two-run double and
added a run-scoring single in the fifth, ending Hamels' night. Hamels has failed to complete the fifth inning in two straight
losses and has a 7.02 ERA in three straight losses.
Hamels gave up nine hits and seven runs in four innings. His ERA rose from 4.44 to 4.98. He was 14-10 with a 3.09 ERA in 2008.
''Even when I made good pitches, they got hits,'' Hamels said. ''That's the frustrating part of the game right now.
''I feel healthy. My body feels good. I'm just not hitting my location. I can't seem to stop the bleeding.''
The Braves added two runs in the eighth off
NOTES: Braves RHP
's first injury rehab assignment has been set for July 19 at Class A Myrtle Beach. Hudson is recovering from elbow ligament-replacement
surgery on July 27, 2008. ... RHP
will be recalled from Triple-A Lehigh Valley to pitch for the Phillies against the Mets on Friday night. The 33-year-old hasn't
pitched in the majors since 2007, when he was 5-4 with Colorado.