Braves 7, Expos 3
Jul. 05, 2000
ATLANTA (AP) _ Chipper Jones homered, doubled and drove in three runs Tuesday night as Greg Maddux and the Atlanta Braves rallied to beat the Montreal Expos 7-3.
The come-from-behind victory followed Atlanta's worst outing of the season, a 17-1 loss to the Expos on Monday night.
Andruw Jones had three hits for Atlanta, including his 22nd home run in the eighth inning. Chipper Jones followed with his 20th homer, both off reliever Anthony Telford.
Atlanta manager Bobby Cox was ejected by home plate umpire Derryl Cousins in the second inning. Cox then appeared to bump Cousins' side with his elbow as he followed the umpire halfway down the third base line.
Maddux (10-3) allowed six hits, three runs _ two earned _ walked one and struck out four in seven innings.
John Rocker worked a perfect ninth for Atlanta. It was his first appearance since last Thursday, having been sidelined by a broken callus on his pitching hand.
Trailing 3-1 in the sixth, the Braves came back Dustin Hermanson (6-6), who had held Atlanta to three hits entering the inning.
Quilvio Veras opened the inning with a double and took third on a single by Andruw Jones.
Chipper Jones, who earlier Tuesday was named the NL All-Star starter at third base, then doubled off the glove of a diving Rondell White on the warning track in left field, scoring both runners.
Brian Jordan drew a one-out walk and, after a forceout, Walt Weiss doubled down the right-field line, scoring two more runs. Weiss had three hits.
Atlanta's first run came on a solo homer from Bobby Bonilla in the second inning.
The Expos scored a run in the first on an RBI single by Lee Stevens, added another in the second on a run-scoring double by Orlando Cabrera and made it 3-1 in the fifth with an unearned run.
Peter Bergeron reached on a one-out error when first baseman Andres Galarraga dropped a throw from shortstop Weiss. Bergeron stole second, took third on a single by Jose Vidro and scored on a two-out single by Vladimir Guerrero.
Notes: It was the fourth time this season Cox had been throw out of a game for arguing. ... In his last five starts prior to Tuesday night, Maddux was 2-2 with a 5.24 ERA, including his worst outing of the year when he went only two innings in Saturday's 9-1 loss to New York, giving up seven hits and seven runs. ... Montreal pitchers Ugueth Urbina and Carl Pavano will be accompanied by head trainer Ron McClain when they visit with Dr. James Andrews in Birmingham, Ala., on Wednesday. Urbina will likely undergo surgery on Thursday to remove a bone chip from his right elbow and will miss the season. Pavano, placed on the DL June 27 with right elbow tendinitis, will have his elbow checked.