Chipper Jones, Freddie Freeman lead Atlanta Braves past Miami Marlins 6-1

By Charles Odum

Associated Press

Published: Thursday, Aug. 2 2012 12:00 a.m. MDT

Atlanta Braves right fielder Jason Heyward (22) runs to his position during the third inning as rain clouds roll in over Turner Field during a baseball game between the Braves and the Miami Marlins in Atlanta on Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012. The game was delayed by rain in the fourth inning.

John Bazemore, Associated Press

ATLANTA — Chipper Jones and Freddie Freeman each hit a two-run double, and the Atlanta Braves scored six runs in the first two innings to beat the Miami Marlins 6-1 Thursday night.

The 40-year-old Jones had two hits and is batting .316 in his final season before retirement.

The Braves, 6-1 on their 10-game homestand, remained 2½ games behind first-place Washington in the NL East. They won three times in the four-game series.

Miami's Jose Reyes led off the sixth with a triple to left field, giving him a 20-game hitting streak to match his career high.

Reyes scored on Carlos Lee's sacrifice fly.

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