Braves Rout Reds for Series Sweep

By Jamie Buss,  Newser Staff
Posted May 4, 2008 9:58 PM CDT
Atlanta Braves' Chipper Jones, second from right, is greeted by teammates after hitting a three-run homer during their game against the Cincinnati Reds today.   (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
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(Newser) – Chipper Jones drove in five runs and the Atlanta Braves scored seven runs in the second inning and beat the Cincinnati Reds 14-7 today to complete a three-game sweep. Jones hit his ninth homer - a three-run shot off Bronson Arroyo in the seven-run second inning. Kelly Johnson was 4-for-6 and Mark Kotsay was 3-for-4 with a homer.

The Braves outscored the Reds 25-8 in the three games, giving Cincinnati its fifth straight loss - all on the road. The Reds, who had another five-game road losing streak in April, have lost 12 of 18 road games overall. The Braves, who matched their season high with 15 hits in Saturday's 9-1 win, set a new high with 19.