Chipper Jones received a few modest gifts from teammates before taking the field on his 40th birthday and celebrated it the best way possible - with a home run. Martin Prado wouldn't let it be wasted.
Prado had two RBIs including a run-scoring triple in the ninth inning, and the Atlanta Braves beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 4-3 on Tuesday night.
''Martin Prado gave me my birthday present. That was the best one of the day,'' Jones said. ''It's been a fun ride, and it's great to have my last birthday in the big leagues turn out the right way. I consider myself pretty lucky to be 40 years old and still playing - in a lot more limited role, but playing nonetheless. I doubt if anybody really expects to be playing on their 40th birthday. I mean, as a kid, you'd like to think you're going to play forever.
''Unfortunately, as many miles and as many innings and as many games as I've got on these legs, it's coming down to the end. So it's bittersweet,'' Jones added. ''I'm glad this is it, be...