ATLANTA (AP) - Jair Jurrjens pitched seven outstanding innings,
Chipper Jones homered and the Atlanta Braves beat Florida 4-0
Monday night for their 15th win in 17 games, a stretch that has
lifted them into playoff contention with less than a week to go in
the regular season.
The Braves closed within two games of idle Colorado in the NL
wild-card race with six remaining. Florida's third loss in four
games all but finished off the Marlins, who dropped 5½ games behind
the Rockies and can do no better than tie for the wild card. One
more Florida loss or Colorado win would eliminate the Marlins.
Atlanta won its seventh straight, matching a season high, behind
another dominant performance by Jurrjens (14-10).