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Jones Homers in 4 Straight At-Bats

September 11, 2002

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ATLANTA (AP) _ Braves outfielder Andruw Jones became the 11th player in NL history to homer in four straight at-bats Tuesday night, though the streak began three days earlier.

Jones hit a pair of solo homers off Pedro Astacio of the New York Mets before the streak ended with a two-run single in the fifth.

On Saturday night, Jones homered in his first two at-bats against Montreal, then was plunked in the helmet by a pitch from Tomo Ohka, who was ejected.

Jones left that game and sat out Sunday because of puffiness around his left eye and cheek.

The Braves were off Monday. Jones returned to the lineup for the start of a three-game series against the Mets.

He homered in the second inning and led off the fourth with another drive into the seats, his 31st of the season.

Jones joined Bobby Lowe of the 1894 Boston Beaneaters as the only players in franchise history to homer in four straight at-bats.

The feat has been done 13 times in NL history. Ralph Kiner and Mike Schmidt both did it twice. Dodgers slugger Shawn Green did it earlier this season.

Jones has reached 30 homers in three straight seasons, four times overall.

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