SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (Ticker) --
would love to stay at Hiram Bithorn Stadium a bit longer.
Jones went 4-for-4 with two homers and a season-high five RBI to lead the Braves to a 14-2 rout of the
and a sweep of their three-game series.
J.D. Drew also went 4-for-4 and hit his 20th home run of the season for the Braves, who improved to 6-0 here. They swept a three-game series from the Expos on April 15-17, 2003, scoring 20 runs. This time, they scored 26 runs in the three games.
"Maybe we should move to San Juan," Braves manager
said. "I like it here, but I know it's tough on Montreal to have to travel so much."
Jones had gone 103 at-bats without a homer before snapping the drought in the Braves' 11-4 win here on Monday night and added two more in this game, a two-run shot in the sixth inning and a solo blast in the ninth. He also had a two-run double.
"I had some good pitches to hit tonight and I didn't miss," said Jones, who recorded his 20th career multi-homer game. "The last two weeks we've been playing good baseball and that's what it's all about."
Overall, the Braves belted six homers and pounded out 17 hits. Two of the homers and eight of the hits came against All-Star
(6-8), who was knocked out in the third inning and slipped to 2-11 in his career against the Braves.
"I can't find the right way to pitch to the Braves," Hernandez said. "I tried too many sinkers tonight but they hit the ball hard in the first two innings."
Rookie Charlie Thomas got it started with his first major league homer, a two-run shot in the second inning.
added a solo homer in the second.
Hernandez then yielded singles to J.D. Drew and
and a walk to
to load the bases in the third. Rookie
singled home Drew and
followed with a two-run double to open the lead to 6-0.
Drew led off the sixth inning with a home run off reliever
. Later in the inning,
cleared the center field wall after LaRoche walked.
hit back-to-back homers and
had a two-run double off
in a five-run ninth inning.
(6-5) pitched six innings and allowed one run to earn the win.
"I just went out and tried to make hitters put it in the ground," Wright said. "Our offense was pretty good. It's fine with me if they want to go out and score 15 runs and they can forget about me. I'll only pitch six or seven innings and get out of there."
relieved Wright in the seventh and yielded a solo homer to rookie
before getting hit in the left wrist by a hard liner by
replaced Alfonseca and also left with a strained groin after walking a batter.