Chipper Jones came off the disabled list and began his final season in the majors with a single and a two-run home run to help the Atlanta Braves get their first win of the season, 6-4 over the Houston Astros on Tuesday night.
The nearly 40-year-old Jones didn’t look a bit rusty in his return after missing Atlanta’s first four games after surgery on March 26 to repair a torn meniscus in his left knee. The switch-hitter singled in his first at-bat and belted the left-handed homer in the third inning to put the Braves up 3-1.
Rookie Tyler Pastornicky added a solo shot for the Braves and Tommy Hanson (1-1) yielded six hits and two runs with eight strikeouts in five innings for the win.
Kyle Weiland (0-1) allowed eight hits and four runs in five innings.
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