Chipper belts game-winner, Braves top Brewers
Chipper Jones felt he let Javier Vazquez down after failing to break the game wide open with the bases loaded in the fourth.
Turns out, he just needed one more chance.
Jones hit a go-ahead homer in the sixth and Martin Prado and Nate McLouth also homered to pace a season-best 17-hit effort by Atlanta, lifting Vazquez and the surging Braves over the Milwaukee Brewers 9-4 on Friday night.
Vazquez struck out nine over seven innings, Prado hit a three-run homer in the third and McLouth a two-run insurance drive in the eighth for Atlanta (50-47), which has won seven of nine since the All-Star break.
"(I) was still seething over that bases-loaded, one-out strikeout," said Jones, who went 3 for 4 and reached base five times. "I had a feeling that might come back to haunt us at some point."