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Chipper sets record as Braves beat up on Padres

CBS SportsLine.com wire reports
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SAN DIEGO -- No record was safe from Chipper Jones and the Atlanta Braves, who made spacious Petco Park play like a bandbox.

Jones hit a two-run homer Sunday to give him an extra-base hit in 14 straight games, tying a 79-year-old big league record, and the Braves roughed up Jake Peavy during a wild 10-5 win that gave them a three-game sweep of the NL West-leading San Diego Padres.

On a day when both managers, a bench coach and a player were ejected for arguing balls and strikes, the Braves won their season-high fifth straight game, and for the ninth time in 11 games.

While the Braves tore apart the Petco Park record book, Jones hit a 424-foot, two-run homer in the fourth to tie the record of 14 straight games with an extra-base hit set in 1927 by Pittsburgh's Paul Waner.

"That's pretty cool, when you think about all the great players who've played this game," Jones said. "When you think about it, there's not that many 14-game hitting streaks, much less getting an extra-base hit in those 14 games. Then again, I'm going to ride it as long as I can, hopefully extend it out there a few more."

It was Jones' third homer of the series and 14th this year. He hit two in Friday night's 15-12, 11-inning win, which was the highest-scoring game in Petco's three-year history.

Brian McCann also homered Sunday for the Braves, giving them 11 in the series -- a Petco record for one team. The 16 total homers were also a Petco record, eclipsing the 14 hit by the Mariners and Padres June 23-25.

The Braves scored 36 runs -- a ballpark mark -- on 43 hits in the series, including nine doubles. The teams combined for 56 runs -- also a Petco record -- on 82 hits.

"I'm getting a lot of pitches to hit," said Jones, who had three hits and three RBI. "I'm just going through a stretch where I'm not missing them and doing a lot of damage with them. Again, the guys in front of me have been doing a terrific job of getting on base, and me and Andruw (Jones) have been cleaning them up.

"At times it's almost surreal," he added. "I put the meat part of the bat on the ball a lot lately, but even when you don't you break your bat and they fall in or you check-swing and they don't call you out. Things like that happen that don't happen for other people."

It was Chipper Jones' checked-swing in the sixth that led to home plate umpire Bruce Dreckman ejecting Padres manager Bruce Bochy and bench coach Tony Muser.

As Jones took a few steps behind Dreckman, third-base umpire Ed Hickox, on appeal, ruled that Jones didn't swing.

"I was walking back to the dugout," Jones said with a laugh.

Dreckman then ripped off his mask and began walking toward the Padres' dugout while exchanging words, apparently with Muser, who was tossed. Both Muser and Bochy came out to argue, and Bochy eventually was thrown out. Bochy kept arguing and had to be restrained by first base umpire Gary Darling. Bochy slammed down his cap near home plate before heading to the dugout.

"I was just putting the tarp on the field with the hat," deadpanned Bochy, whose size 8 3/4 hat is the biggest in the majors.

"There was no question that Chipper went there," Bochy said. "Chipper knew he went there and we didn't get the call. I thought Jake threw some good pitches early and he wasn't getting them. Questionable calls, borderline calls, we didn't get. It makes it that much tougher when you're going against a club that is playing well."

The Padres also were unhappy with Dreckman's calls in the third inning. Peavy, who lost his fourth straight decision, glared at Dreckman after striking out Andruw Jones to end the inning. Dreckman had called three straight balls during the at-bat.

In the seventh, Atlanta's Jeff Francoeur struck out and said something to Dreckman on his way back to the dugout and was tossed. Manager Bobby Cox came out to argue and was run.

Peavy (4-9) has lost six of seven decisions. Winless since May 28, he allowed seven runs and eight hits in six innings, struck out seven and walked four.

Chuck James (4-0) allowed five runs and six hits in five innings, struck out three and walked one.

San Diego's Brian Giles missed hitting for the cycle by a homer.

The Braves scored six runs in the fourth. San Diego's Khalil Greene hit a two-run homer in the fourth, his 13th. The Padres pulled to 7-5 in the fifth.

Notes

  • Jones and McCann each had seven RBI in the series.
  • Braves 2B Marcus Giles is expected to miss a few more games with a sprained left thumb sustained when he slid headfirst into second base in the first inning Friday.
  • RHP Tim Hudson, who went only three innings Friday, will start Tuesday night at St. Louis.
 
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Chipper Jones' homer ties a 79-year-old record of 14 consecutive games with an extra-base hit.  (AP)
Chipper Jones' homer ties a 79-year-old record of 14 consecutive games with an extra-base hit. (AP)

Players of the Game
Atlanta

C. Jones
AB 3
R 2
H 3
HR 1
RBI 3
Atlanta

B. McCann
AB 5
R 1
H 2
HR 1
RBI 3
 
Atlanta Braves
Wilson Betemit, 2B6221041 .285
    Kenny Ray, P0000000 .000
Edgar Renteria, SS4231110 .320
Chipper Jones, 3B3233200 .329
Andruw Jones, CF3000214 .276
Brian McCann, C5123011 .347
Jeff Francoeur, RF-DH4120010 .261
    Kevin Barry, P0000000 .000
    Macay McBride, P0000000 .000
   a- Matt Diaz, PH-LF1000002 .319
Adam LaRoche, 1B4110110 .259
Scott Thorman, LF4112001 .260
    Tyler Yates, P0000000 .000
   b- Pete Orr, PH-2B1000000 .211
Chuck James, P3000002 .000
    Chad Paronto, P0000000 .000
    Ryan Langerhans, RF2000001 .247
Totals401014106912 
a-grounded out for McBride in the 8th
b-grounded out for Yates in the 9th
Batting
2B - Wilson Betemit (13, Peavy), Scott Thorman (4, Peavy)
HR - Chipper Jones (14, Peavy), Brian McCann (8, Peavy)
RBI - Wilson Betemit (21), Edgar Renteria (37), Chipper Jones 3 (57), Brian McCann 3 (36), Scott Thorman 2 (8)
2-OUT RBI - Wilson Betemit (11), Edgar Renteria (13), Chipper Jones 3 (13), Brian McCann 2 (21)
SB - Edgar Renteria 2 (11, 2nd base off Peavy/Bard, 2nd base off Peavy/Bard)
Team LOB - 9
Fielding
DP - Jones-Betemit-LaRoche
Atlanta Braves
Chuck James (W,4-0) 5655131 3.72
Chad Paronto (H,4) 1200010 3.00
Kevin Barry (H,1) 0.2100000 2.61
Macay McBride (H,3) 0.1000000 5.14
Tyler Yates 1100020 2.79
Kenny Ray 1000010 2.47
Pitches-Strikes - Chuck James 78-59, Chad Paronto 15-8, Kevin Barry 12-7, Macay McBride 2-2, Tyler Yates 13-11, Kenny Ray 15-10
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Chuck James 4-8, Chad Paronto 1-0, Kevin Barry 1-1, Macay McBride 1-0, Kenny Ray 1-1
Batters Faced - Chuck James 22, Chad Paronto 4, Kevin Barry 3, Macay McBride 1, Tyler Yates 4, Kenny Ray 3
San Diego Padres
Eric Young, LF4011001 .221
Mike Cameron, CF4111011 .261
Brian Giles, RF4131001 .278
Josh Bard, C4010003 .362
Khalil Greene, SS4112031 .253
Adrian Gonzalez, 1B4010011 .275
Vinny Castilla, 3B3010000 .232
    Doug Brocail, P0000000 .000
    Cla Meredith, P0000000 .000
   a- Mark Bellhorn, PH1000011 .208
    Jon Adkins, P0000000 .000
Josh Barfield, 2B3210101 .297
Jake Peavy, P0000000 .125
    Geoff Blum, 3B2000010 .257
Totals3351051710 
a-struck out for Meredith in the 8th
Batting
2B - Eric Young (5, Barry), Brian Giles (18, James), Josh Bard (13, Yates)
3B - Mike Cameron (4, James), Brian Giles (1, James)
HR - Khalil Greene (13, James)
SF - Eric Young (2)
SH - Jake Peavy 2 (4)
RBI - Eric Young (11), Mike Cameron (35), Brian Giles (47), Khalil Greene 2 (49)
2-OUT RBI - Mike Cameron (15), Brian Giles (22)
SB - Josh Barfield (13, 3rd base off James/McCann)
Team LOB - 5
Fielding
DP - Greene-Barfield-Gonzalez
E - Brian Giles (5, misplayed ball)
San Diego Padres
Jake Peavy (L,4-9) 6977572 4.78
Doug Brocail 1.2333010 10.13
Cla Meredith 0.1100100 1.29
Jon Adkins 1100010 3.38
Pitches-Strikes - Jake Peavy 95-55, Doug Brocail 29-20, Cla Meredith 10-6, Jon Adkins 9-7
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Jake Peavy 5-5, Doug Brocail 1-3, Cla Meredith 1-0, Jon Adkins 1-1
Batters Faced - Jake Peavy 31, Doug Brocail 8, Cla Meredith 3, Jon Adkins 4
Game Information
Attendance - 31650
Game Time - 2:35
Temperature - 79
Umpires - Home - Bruce Dreckman, First Base - Gary Darling, Second Base - Larry Poncino, Third Base - Ed Hickox