Marlins-Braves: Chipper Jones Hits 400th Home Run

Michael HicksSenior Analyst IJune 5, 2008

Atlanta Braves' third baseman Chipper Jones is a serious threat to hit .400 this season.

The switch-hitting slugger hit his 400th career home run Thursday night in a 7-5 victory over the Florida Marlins. In the process he raised his batting average to a league-leading .418. Jones becomes just the third switch-hitter to reach 400 home runs, joining the likes of Mickey Mantle and Eddie Murray.

Brian McCann and Yunel Escobar also hit home runs in the game.

Marlins' starter Ricky Nolasco gave up 12 hits, including three home runs, in five-and-two-thirds innings.

Hanley Ramirez hit his third homer in two games, with a blast in the first.

Even though they got the win, the struggles continued for Braves' starter Jair JurrJens, who gave up a season high 11 hits and five runs in six innings of work.

The Braves had to rally from a 5-3 deficit after Florida put up four runs in the fourth.

The closer role was played by Rafael Soriano, who got his third save on the season.

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