Originally posted on Fox Sports Tennessee  |  Last updated 8/2/12

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
ATLANTA (AP) -- Chipper Jones and Freddie Freeman each hit a two-run double, and the Atlanta Braves scored six runs in the first two innings to beat the Miami Marlins 6-1 Thursday night. The 40-year-old Jones had two hits and is batting .316 in his final season before retirement. The Braves, 6-1 on their 10-game homestand, remained 2 games behind first-place Washington in the NL East. They won three times in the four-game series. Miami's Jose Reyes led off the sixth with a triple to left field, giving him a 20-game hitting streak to match his career high. Reyes scored on Carlos Lee's sacrifice fly. Jason Heyward had three hits and drove in a run for Atlanta. Braves starter Mike Minor gave up two hits in 3 2-3 scoreless innings but didn't return following a rain delay of 42 minutes. Cristhian Martinez (5-2) took over for Minor when play resumed in the fourth. Martinez allowed four hits and one run in three innings. Braves closer Craig Kimbrel stranded two runners in the ninth...
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