Jones hot in return

PHOENIX --- Chipper Jones only needed a handful of at-bats to begin looking like the guy who is leading the major leagues in hitting.


Jones returned from the disabled list with a pair of hits, including a home run estimated at 434 feet, powering the Atlanta Braves to an 11-6 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Friday night.

"I was feeling very rusty early if you saw the first couple of swings," Jones said.

Out since July 24 with a strained left hamstring, Jones raised his batting average to .371.

More importantly, he didn't feel any pain in his legs "for the first time in months."

Martin Prado went 3-for-4 with two doubles, a triple and three RBI, and Casey Kotchman also had three hits for the Braves, who have won three of their past four.

Jorge Campillo (7-4) gave up five runs and eight hits over 6q innings to win his fourth consecutive decision. Campillo struck out five and didn't walk a batter for the second consecutive start.

Jeff Bennett pitched the last two innings, surrendering Tony Clark's RBI single in the ninth, for his third save in as many chances.



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