Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 10/21/14

27 Feb 1998: Chipper Jones #10 of the Atlanta Braves signs autographs for the fans during a Spring Training game against the Kansas City Royals at the Disney Wide World of Sports Stadium in Orlando, Florida. The Royals defeated the Braves 3-2. Mandatory
NEW YORK -- Chipper Jones didn't hurt the Mets in the first game of his Flushing farewell, but the rest of the Atlanta Braves made sure he walked off the field a winner again on a night his fierce rivals honored him. Jones went 0-for-4 and made an error, but the Braves continued their dominant pitching performance while Jason Heyward and Dan Uggla each went deep in Atlanta's 3-0 win Friday night. Paul Maholm (12-9) pitched 5 1/3 innings and five relievers finished off the shutout, extending Atlanta's scoreless streak to 28 innings. The wild-card leading Braves won their third in a row, each a shutout, with Atlanta scoring just five runs combined in the victories. Atlanta upped its wild card lead to two games over the Pirates, who lost to the Cubs. "Obviously, we've been winning games, we haven't been scoring," Maholm said. "... They can break out at any time, so you just go out there and throw as many zeroes as possible." Jon Niese (...
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