Jurrjens sharp in return, Braves top Red Sox 4-1
Jair Jurrjens made an impressive return to the majors by
limiting the Boston Red Sox to one run and three hits, leading the
Atlanta Braves to a 4-1 win on Friday night.
Jurrjens, an All-Star last season when he topped the Braves with
13 wins, worked 7 2-3 innings and left after allowing an RBI double
by Daniel Nava that drove in Will Middlebrooks, who led off the
eighth with a double. Adrian Gonzalez’s single in the first was
Boston’s only other hit.
Craig Kimbrel pitched a perfect ninth for his 21st save in 22
The Braves got at least one hit in each of the seven innings
pitched by Jon Lester (4-5).
Andrelton Simmons drove in two runs for Atlanta and Jason
Heyward had two doubles and a single to help the Braves win their
third straight after losing seven of eight.