Jones falters in quest for NL batting title

He finished with a career-best .337 average.
Jones and Holliday both started the day with .339 averages,
though Jones technically trailed by scant percentage points. Jones
walked, grounded out and flew out twice to Astros center fielder
Hunter Pence in the Braves' 3-0 loss.
Jones said, ``I can't complain. I barreled two balls, just right
at guys. That's baseball. Sometimes they fall in for you and
sometimes they don't. But I'm very pleased with how I was swinging
the bat.''
Holliday went 1-for-3 to boost his average to .340 as the
Rockies beat Arizona 4-3 to force a one-game tiebreaker with San
Diego for the NL wild-card spot. Holliday would have to go 0-for-5
or worse on Monday to lose the NL batting title.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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