Boston, MA (Sports Network) - Jair Jurrjens returned to the major leagues and
shut down the Boston Red Sox, as the Braves took the opener of a three-game
interleague series by a 4-1 count.
Jurrjens (1-2) gave up one run on only three hits over 7 2/3 innings in his
first Atlanta start since April 23. The 26-year-old spent most of this season
with Triple-A Gwinnett, but was recalled to replace Brandon Beachy, who
underwent Tommy John surgery last Wednesday.
Jason Heyward, who came into the game with a .351 average in June, remained
hot. He collected three hits and drove in a pair of runs for the Braves, who
have won their last three games.
Jon Lester (4-5) took the loss for the Red Sox, who had a five-game winning
streak snapped. The left-hander gave up three runs on 10 hits in seven
innings, fanning five and walking one.
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