Chipper Homers As Braves Beat Astros 7-1

KISSIMMEE, FL – Chipper Jones and Brian McCann homered to lead the Atlanta Braves to a 7-1 win over a split-squad of Houston Astros on Sunday.

Jones, who is recovering from surgery to repair a torn ligament in his left knee, went 2 for 3 to raise his spring batting average to .353. Wilkin Ramirez also homered for the Braves.

McCann has struggled since lining a foul ball into the Braves dugout on Wednesday that beaned minor league manager Luis Salazar. But he had two hits against Houston, including the long home run.

Jair Jurrjens allowed two hits and struck out four in five shutout innings for Atlanta. He issued one walk but said he wasn’t comfortable with his control. Astros starter Bud Norris allowed five runs in three innings.

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