Chipper Jones has been a member of 12 playoff teams with the Atlanta Braves, and his solid play has helped them get in position to qualify again in his farewell season.
The addition of Kris Medlen to the starting rotation has further benefited the cause.
The right-hander seeks to extend his impressive scoreless-innings streak as the Braves host the opener of a four-game series with the Colorado Rockies on Monday.
NL wild card-leading Atlanta has been struggling of late and was on the verge of being swept by Philadelphia on Sunday, heading into the ninth trailing by four runs.
Jones, who won the World Series as a rookie with Atlanta in 1995, blasted a three-run walkoff homer to give the Braves (75-59) an 8-7 victory. The veteran is hitting a team-high .302 with 14 homers and 58 RBIs in his final regular season.
''He came through again," manager Fredi Gonzalez said. "It's unbelievable.''
Atlanta, which has lost 10 of 15 even with Sunday's win, trails Washington by 6 1/2 games in...