Chipper Jones' double helps Braves defeat Diamondbacks
ATLANTA (Ticker) --
shake off a disappointing defeat.
Jones rapped a go-ahead two-run double in the seventh inning against
as the Braves posted a 9-5 triumph over the
With the game tied, 5-5, pinch hitter
led off the bottom of the seventh with a double against Cormier (7-3) and
followed with a walk. After
struck out, Jones plated Langerhans and Furcal with a double to center.
"I had some great swings," said Jones, who had three hits. "I had some good pitches to hit, a good approach."
"(Jones) did what premier players do," Arizona manager
The Braves, who absorbed an 8-0 defeat on Friday, added two insurance runs in the eighth on an RBI double by
and a run-scoring single by Furcal.
"We just hung tough today with the lumber and kept scoring," said Braves manager
, whose squad avoided a three-game losing streak.
(3-1) got the final out in the top of the seventh to pick up the win.
and Arizona counterpart
, who were activated from the disabled list before the game, both struggled in their first action in several months. Thomson, who had been out since May 16 with a strained tendon in his right middle finger, surrendered five runs - four earned - and eight hits in six innings.
"The test (for my finger) came (not today but) when I was doing all my rehab starts," Thomson said. "I told myself when I came back and made my first start in the big leagues I wasn't going to have any discomfort questions in my head about my finger. And I didn't."
"I thought for the first outing (in months) he threw exceptionally well and threw balls where he wanted to," Cox said. "So I'm kind of excited about it."
Former Brave Ortiz, who had been out since June 5 with a strained right oblique, gave up five runs and eight hits in six frames.
"The guys who did the damage have been doing it for years," Ortiz said. "Chipper pretty much did all the damage."
gave Atlanta a 1-0 lead when he plated Orr on a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the first.
Arizona grabbed a brief 2-1 lead in the top of the third on an RBI single by
and a sacrifice fly by
, but Franco responded with a three-run homer in the bottom of the frame.
"The only pitch that really hurt him was the home run to Franco," Melvin said of Ortiz. "His mechanics were good, his velocity, his rhythm."
tied the game at 4-4 with a two-run homer to right field in the fourth.
Furcal tripled and scored on a groundout by Orr to give Atlanta a 5-4 edge in the fifth. Arizona tied it in the sixth when Green rapped a two-out single and scored on a fielding error by Atlanta center fielder
on a ball hit by