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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Chipper Jones is pretty sure his last trip to Tropicana Field has ended early.
"My career in Tampa is over," said Jones, who showed reporters a nasty, ball-size bruise just above the ankle while sitting at his locker. "That really hurt. If you're standing 85 feet from home plate and somebody hits a rocket at you, you better get a glove on it. I didn't."
Jones, who is retiring after this season, is day to day.
"We'll check it, but he'll have a tough time playing [Saturday]," Atlanta manager Fredi Gonzalez said.
Jones received a partial standing ovation before his first at-bat leading off the second. After he tipped his helmet to the crowd, Jones singled to center. The Florida native later scored from third to make it 2-0 on a wild pitch by James Shields.
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Hanson (5-3) allowed two runs and six hits. Freeman had a run-scoring double and Brian McCann hit an RBI single that put the Braves up 4-2 in the fifth.
"I feel real good," Hanson said. "I think the biggest thing right now is my fastball command. When it's there, I'm throwing really well and everything else kind of follows that."
Shields (6-2) gave up four runs and seven hits over six innings for Tampa Bay. Luke Scott had two RBIs.
"I definitely put that loss on me," Shields said. "They have good hitters one through nine. Hanson pitched a good game. You definitely know why they are at the top of their division."
Tampa Bay got within 2-1 on Elliot Johnson's RBI bunt single in the second. Scott tied it 2-all on a bases-loaded sacrifice fly in the third, when right fielder Jason Heyward made a nice running catch.
"That ball kept hooking towards the line," Gonzalez said. "We had a perfect angle in the dugout and at first [we thought] it was going to drop. He really narrowed the ground there."
|Tommy Hanson allows two runs on six hits over seven effective innings for the Braves. (AP)|
|Players of the Game|
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|Michael Bourn, CF||5||0||0||0||0||2||4||.329|
|Martin Prado, LF||4||3||2||1||1||2||0||.324|
|Freddie Freeman, 1B||5||1||2||2||0||1||0||.275|
|Dan Uggla, 2B||4||0||0||0||1||2||1||.270|
|Brian McCann, C||4||0||2||1||0||0||1||.260|
|Chipper Jones, 3B||3||1||1||0||0||0||3||.307|
|a- Juan Francisco, PH-3B||1||0||1||0||0||0||0||.224|
|Jason Heyward, RF||3||0||1||0||1||2||1||.248|
|Eric Hinske, DH||3||0||0||0||1||2||2||.313|
|Tyler Pastornicky, SS||4||0||1||0||0||1||3||.274|
|Jack Wilson, SS||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.156|
|a-singled for Jones in the 8th|
|2B - Martin Prado (13, Shields), Freddie Freeman (11, Shields)|
|HR - Martin Prado (3, Howell)|
|RBI - Martin Prado (21), Freddie Freeman 2 (32), Brian McCann (24)|
|2-OUT RBI - Freddie Freeman (11), Brian McCann (10)|
|SB - Tyler Pastornicky (2, 2nd base off Shields/Molina)|
|Team LOB - 8|
|DP - Pastornicky-Uggla-Freeman|
|PB - Brian McCann (3)|
|Tommy Hanson (W,5-3)||7||6||2||2||2||3||0||3.31|
|Jonny Venters (H,7)||1||1||1||0||0||1||0||3.07|
|Craig Kimbrel (S,12)||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||2.40|
|HBP - S. Rodriguez (by Jonny Venters)|
|Pitches-Strikes - Tommy Hanson 106-71, Jonny Venters 15-12, Craig Kimbrel 8-5|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Tommy Hanson 5-12, Jonny Venters 1-1, Craig Kimbrel 1-2|
|Batters Faced - Tommy Hanson 28, Jonny Venters 5, Craig Kimbrel 3|
|Tampa Bay Rays|
|Ben Zobrist, 2B-RF||4||0||0||0||0||1||1||.221|
|B.J. Upton, CF||4||1||1||0||0||1||0||.261|
|Matt Joyce, RF||2||0||0||0||1||0||0||.293|
|a- Sean Rodriguez, PH-2B||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||.246|
|Carlos Pena, 1B||3||0||0||0||1||2||1||.221|
|Luke Scott, DH||3||1||3||2||0||0||0||.244|
|Jeff Keppinger, 3B||4||0||1||0||0||0||4||.295|
|Elliot Johnson, SS||4||0||2||1||0||0||0||.286|
|Rich Thompson, LF||4||0||0||0||0||0||3||.143|
|Jose Molina, C||2||0||0||0||0||0||2||.186|
|b- Stephen Vogt, PH-C||2||0||0||0||0||0||1||.000|
|a-hit by pitch for Joyce in the 8th|
|b-popped out for Molina in the 7th|
|SF - Luke Scott (3)|
|RBI - Luke Scott 2 (29), Elliot Johnson (7)|
|2-OUT RBI - Luke Scott (15)|
|SB - B.J. Upton 2 (7, 2nd base off Hanson/McCann, 3rd base off Hanson/McCann), Matt Joyce (2, 2nd base off Hanson/McCann)|
|Team LOB - 6|
|DP - Keppinger-Johnson-Pena|
|E - James Shields (1, Throwing)|
|Tampa Bay Rays|
|James Shields (L,6-2)||6||7||4||4||3||8||0||3.77|
|WP - James Shields (4)|
|Pitches-Strikes - James Shields 115-72, J.P. Howell 13-10, Cesar Ramos 26-16, Josh Lueke 11-8|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - James Shields 5-4, J.P. Howell 1-1, Cesar Ramos 2-0|
|Batters Faced - James Shields 27, J.P. Howell 4, Cesar Ramos 6, Josh Lueke 3|
|Attendance - 19693|
|Game Time - 3:04|
|Temperature - 72|
|Umpires - Home - Gary Cederstrom, First Base - Lance Barksdale, Second Base - Field Culbreth, Third Base - Adrian Johnson|