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"It was a good overall night on a very memorable night with Chipper getting his number retired," Gonzalez said. "We ran the bases well, executed some things offensively and hopefully it carries on the rest of the weekend."
The Braves, who have won three of four and lead second-place Washington by 5 games in the NL East, retired former All-Star third baseman Jones' jersey number before the game.
Teheran (6-4) allowed four hits, one walk and struck out 10 -- the same number Jones wore in 19 years with the Braves.
Teheran wanted to pitch well in front of a near capacity crowd. He also was eager to do his best in a matchup against his close friend Randall Delgado, the Arizona starting pitcher who came up through the Braves' minor league system with Teheran before getting traded away in January.
"From the minor leagues, we've been together, so I was pretty excited, but I wasn't trying to think about it," Teheran said. "I wanted to treat the game like any other and try to compete and do my best."
The NL West-leading Diamondbacks have lost three of four. They were shut out for the first time since losing 5-0 at San Francisco on Sept. 26, a span of 85 games.
The Braves went up 1-0 in the first when Jason Heyward doubled and scored from second on Justin Upton's RBI single. Delgado avoided further damage with two runners in scoring position by striking out Dan Uggla.
Teheran stranded runners in scoring position in the first by strikingout Goldschmidt and Montero, and in the third by striking out Gerardo Parra and getting Hill to hit a grounder.
Teheran, whose night ended when Tyler Pastornicky pinch-hit for him in the bottom of the sixth, has a 0.98 ERA in winning two of his last three starts.
Avilan retired the four batters he faced before Jordan Walden got the last two outs of the eighth.
Delgado (0-2) gave up eight hits, two runs and three walks. He struck out three and threw 64 of 106 pitches for strikes.
Delgado, whom Atlanta dealt with Martin Prado to Arizona in the trade that brought Justin Upton and Chris Johnson to the Braves, escaped a bases-loaded jam in the fourth when Teheran grounded into a double play.
"This used to be my team, the crowd and everything," Delgado said. "I just tried to do like a normal game. You have to think about making good pitches. I just tried to follow [catcher] Montero and keep the ball down. And the guys did a good job with double plays and all that."
Atlanta made it 2-0 in the fifth when Simmons' sixth homer landed in the left-field seats.
Parra, Goldschmidt, Montero, Kubel and Ross were a combined 0 for 16 with two walks and 10 strikeouts.
Uggla, after sitting on stage next to Jones and speaking to the crowd during the pregame ceremony, was embarrassed to strike out with runners in scoring position in the first.
His base running in the eighth helped him end the night on a positive note to help the Braves win for Jones.
"He's one of the great ones," Uggla said. "We're very thankful we had the opportunity to play with him. He's one of the guys that we're going to be able to tell our grandkids that we got to play with or against. He's a special dude, and I was extremely humbled."
|Andrelton Simmons connects for a fifth-inning home run as the Braves get just enough offense going. (USATSI)|
|Players of the Game|
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|Gerardo Parra, CF||4||0||0||0||0||2||2||.303|
|Aaron Hill, 2B||4||0||1||0||0||1||1||.288|
|Paul Goldschmidt, 1B||3||0||0||0||1||2||1||.308|
|Miguel Montero, C||4||0||0||0||0||3||2||.223|
|Martin Prado, 3B||2||0||1||0||1||0||0||.243|
|Jason Kubel, LF||3||0||0||0||0||2||2||.261|
|Cody Ross, RF||2||0||0||0||1||1||1||.252|
|Didi Gregorius, SS||3||0||1||0||0||0||0||.292|
|Randall Delgado, P||1||0||1||0||0||0||0||.333|
|A.J. Pollock, PH||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||.250|
|a-flied out for Sipp in the 8th|
|2B - Aaron Hill (5, Teheran)|
|SH - Randall Delgado (2)|
|CS - Cody Ross (2, 2nd base by Teheran/McCann)|
|Team LOB - 4|
|DP - Prado-Hill-Goldschmidt, Prado-Hill-Goldschmidt-Goldschmidt-Montero|
|Randall Delgado (L,0-2)||6||8||2||2||3||3||1||4.05|
|IBB - Johnson by Randall Delgado|
|Pitches-Strikes - Randall Delgado 106-64, Will Harris 12-5, Tony Sipp 6-4, Zeke Spruill 19-10|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Randall Delgado 8-5|
|Batters Faced - Randall Delgado 27, Will Harris 3, Tony Sipp 2, Zeke Spruill 6|
|Andrelton Simmons, SS||5||1||1||1||0||0||3||.243|
|Jason Heyward, RF||5||1||2||0||0||1||2||.222|
|Justin Upton, LF||3||0||1||1||1||0||1||.242|
|Freddie Freeman, 1B||3||0||1||0||1||0||0||.305|
|Brian McCann, C||4||0||0||0||0||0||2||.233|
|Dan Uggla, 2B||4||1||2||0||0||2||2||.202|
|B.J. Upton, CF||3||0||2||0||1||1||0||.180|
|Chris Johnson, 3B||2||0||0||0||2||1||2||.319|
|Julio Teheran, P||2||0||1||0||0||0||1||.194|
|Tyler Pastornicky, PH||1||0||0||0||0||0||2||.267|
|Reed Johnson, PH||1||0||1||1||0||0||0||.250|
|a-hit into fielder's choice for Teheran in the 6th|
|b-hit a bunt single for Walden in the 8th|
|2B - Jason Heyward (10, Delgado), B.J. Upton 2 (10, Delgado)|
|3B - Dan Uggla (3, Spruill)|
|HR - Andrelton Simmons (6, Delgado)|
|RBI - Andrelton Simmons (23), Justin Upton (37), Reed Johnson (8)|
|Team LOB - 11|
|DP - Simmons-Uggla-Freeman, Simmons-Uggla-Freeman-Uggla-Simmons-Freeman|
|Julio Teheran (W,6-4)||6||4||0||0||1||10||0||3.12|
|Luis Avilan (H,13)||1.1||0||0||0||1||0||0||1.62|
|Jordan Walden (H,6)||0.2||0||0||0||0||1||0||2.39|
|Craig Kimbrel (S,23)||1||0||0||0||1||0||0||1.48|
|Pitches-Strikes - Julio Teheran 103-67, Luis Avilan 15-8, Jordan Walden 6-5, Craig Kimbrel 14-6|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Julio Teheran 5-2, Luis Avilan 3-0, Craig Kimbrel 2-0|
|Batters Faced - Julio Teheran 22, Luis Avilan 4, Jordan Walden 2, Craig Kimbrel 3|
|Attendance - 48282|
|Game Time - 3:00|
|Temperature - 87|
|Umpires - Home - Adrian Johnson, First Base - Brian O'Nora, Second Base - Field Culbreth, Third Base - Bill Welke|