Chipper Jones drove in the Braves' first run in the first inning. (John Bazemore/AP)
By Mark Bowman / MLB.com
The Braves won their first game in 2008 with help from Jair Jurrjens, who made his debut with the team. The right-hander gave up a pair of runs in 5 1/3 innings, while homers by Matt Diaz and Mark Teixeira lifted Atlanta to victory.
a-Singled for Acosta, M in the 7th. b-Flied out for Resop in the 8th.
BATTING 3B: Prado (1, Gorzelanny). HR: Diaz, M (1, 4th inning off Gorzelanny,
0 on, 2 out), Teixeira (1, 8th inning off Marte, 1 on, 0 out), Escobar, Y (1, 8th inning off Meek, 2 on, 2 out). TB:
Diaz, M 5; Teixeira 4; Francoeur 2; Jones, C 2; Escobar, Y 5; Prado 4; Pena, B; McCann. RBI: Jones,
C 2 (6), Diaz, M 2 (3), Teixeira 2 (2), Prado (1), Escobar, Y 3 (6). 2-out RBI: Diaz, M; Prado; Escobar,
Y 3. Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Kotsay; Teixeira. SF: Jones,
C. GIDP: Teixeira, Diaz, M. Team RISP: 4-for-10. Team LOB: 5.
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