Andruw Jones, Chipper Jones demonstrate power in Braves' win
SAN FRANCISCO (Ticker) --
began his power surge with
out of the lineup. He showed no signs of slowing down in his namesake's return.
homered twice and
added a solo blast in his return from the disabled list as the
posted a 6-1 victory over the
San Francisco Giants
A five-time All-Star,
missed the previous 37 games with a partially torn ligament in his left foot before being activated earlier Monday. However, the Braves went 22-15 in his absence thanks in large part to
, who belted 15 home runs over that stretch.
opened the scoring with a two-run shot off San Francisco starter
(1-1) in the first inning and
followed by sending a 1-1 pitch over the right field wall to make it 3-0.
"I got a mistake in that at-bat and just put good wood on it," said
, who ended an 0-for-18 slump. "It got us off to a good start. Andruw got a couple of big swings so it was a great win and a good positive way to come back."
"Sometimes you miss on some pitches and if you miss to the wrong guys like that, it makes it look real bad," said Correia, who allowed five runs and six hits in four innings. "You've just to try to make better pitches to get hitters like that. If I'm going to throw pitches like that to him, he's going to hit them. I've got to be better than that."
Two innings later,
added another two-run blast - his 29th homer of the season - to push Atlanta's lead to 5-0.
"The second one I thought was going to go foul,"
said. "I think the wind held it up fair for me and I was lucky the ball hit the foul pole. The main thing is I'm happy that we won and we came out here and played good baseball."
That was more than enough for Braves starter
(5-1), who scattered six hits and four walks in six innings. The Giants had a runner in scoring position against Sosa in every inning except the fifth but managed just one run on
's groundout in the sixth.
"We didn't get hits when we needed to," said San Francisco first baseman J.T. Snow, who recorded his 1,000th hit with the Giants. "We had plenty of chances. We couldn't get a key hit. We've got to do a better job of hitting with guys in situations."
, former Giant
each worked a scoreless inning to seal Atlanta's third victory in four games. The victory also was manager
's 1,700th with the Braves.
"I didn't know that until somebody told me before the game," Cox said. "I don't think about those things and it means you've been around a while."
had three hits for San Francisco, which went 1-for-12 with runners in scoring position.