Atlanta's Chipper Jones Stays Hot

ATLANTA (AP) _ Cincinnati Reds skipper Dusty Baker has had a
front-row seat for many of Chipper Jones' career highlights. Baker
left Atlanta Sunday convinced Jones is better than ever at 36.
Jones had seven hits in 13 at-bats in the Braves' three-game
sweep of the Reds. The switch-hitting third baseman was 3-for-6
with a homer, a double and five RBIs.
Jones hit .410 in April an average for the month topped by
only one player in the last 10 years: Barry Bonds hit .472 in
April, 2004. Vladimir Guerrero also hit .410 in the opening month
in 2000.
Jones has pushed his major league-leading average to .425 for
the Braves, who are off Monday and open a home series against San
Diego Tuesday.
Jones has hits in 25 of 28 games, including 14 multi-hit games.
He's hitting .400 against left-handers and .438 against
right-handers. He's hitting .500 (28-for-56) with runners on base.
The three-game sweep of the Reds moved the Braves (15-15) back
to .500 following four straight road losses to the Mets and
Nationals.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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