CLEVELAND (AP) _ Chipper Jones of the Atlanta Braves got his
2,000th career hit today, a line-drive single in the second inning
of an interleague game against the Cleveland Indians.
Jones needs three doubles to join Hall of Famer Eddie Murray and
Chili Davis as the only switch hitters with 2,000 hits, 400 doubles
and 350 home runs. Jones has 369 career homers, two behind Braves
legend Dale Murphy.
The 35-year-old outfielder lined a 1-0 pitch from Cleveland
starter Fausto Carmona to left-center. It was Jones' eighth hit in
16 at-bats in four games since being activated from the disabled
list. He had been sidelined since May 25 with a hand injury.
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