Chipper Jones' HR in 11th lifts Braves past Phillies

Chipper Jones' HR in 11th lifts Braves past Phillies

May 2nd, 2012 by Associated Press in Local Regional News

Atlanta Braves' Chipper Jones will retire after the 2012 season.

Photo by Associated Press/Times Free Press.

ATLANTA - Chipper Jones hit a two-run homer in the 11th inning and the Atlanta Braves overcame Carlos Ruiz's seven RBIs to outlast the Philadelphia Phillies 15-13 on Wednesday night.

The seesaw game saw the Braves rally from a 6-0 deficit against Roy Halladay, then come back from four runs down in the eighth.

Dan Uggla led off the Atlanta 11th with a single. Jones just missed a homer on a ball that landed barely foul to right, then connected against Brian Sanches (0-1).

Jones' homer ended the Braves' eight-game losing streak to the Phillies.

Brian McCann hit a grand slam for Atlanta. Befitting a crazy game, he was poked in the eye with an errant high-five from teammate Michael Bourn after the homer.