Braves' Jones breaks 7th-inning tie to beat Mets

BY foxsports • July 17, 2009

Chipper Jones says the Atlanta Braves should have had more than one All-Star this year.

He says Rafael Soriano proved again against the New York Mets that he is closing games like a star.

Jones drove in the go-ahead run in the seventh inning and Soriano capped three scoreless innings by Atlanta's bullpen as the Braves beat the Mets 5-3 on Thursday night.

"He's been automatic, every time out," Jones, a six-time All-Star, said of Soriano. "He should have been an All-Star. I can't believe he didn't make it."

Jones' two-out fielding error in the ninth on Brian Schneider's grounder to third kept Soriano from his seventh 1-2-3 inning in his last nine appearances. He lowered his ERA to 1.44 and has 13 saves in 14 chances.

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