published Saturday, May 14th, 2011

Jair Jurrjens, Braves beat Phillies, 5-3

ATLANTA — Martin Prado is on a roll, and that means good things for the Atlanta Braves.

Prado homered and drove in three runs, Jair Jurrjens took a perfect game into the sixth inning and Atlanta beat the Philadelphia Phillies 5-3 on Saturday.

Prado is 12 for 27 (.444) with three homers — one a grand slam — and eight RBIs in his last six games.

“I think we know who the player of the week is going to be this week,” said Atlanta’s Chipper Jones, who called Prado’s surge “typical Prado.”

“When he gets it going right, roll with it,” Jones said.

Prado, who was hitting .238 on April 26, has raised his average to .295. He has six homers and 27 RBIs to match Jones for the team lead.

Prado added a two-run single in the sixth inning against Philadelphia.

Jurrjens (5-0) beat the Phillies for the second time in a week, following a 5-2 win in Philadelphia on Sunday. He gave up three hits and three runs, two earned, in 7 1-3 innings.

Jurrjens, who opened the season on the disabled list with a right oblique strain, has not allowed more than two earned runs in six starts. He retired Philadelphia’s first 17 batters and said he couldn’t help but think about the possibility for a perfect game or no-hitter.

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