Chipper Jones gets 2,000th hit

CLEVELAND -- Chipper Jones of the Atlanta Braves got his
2,000th career hit Sunday, a line-drive single in the second inning
of a 5-2 loss to the Cleveland Indians.

Jones added hit No. 2,001 in the seventh on a double, his 15th of the season.

Jones needs two more doubles to join Hall of Famer Eddie Murray and
Chili Davis as the only switch hitters with 2,000 hits, 400 doubles
and 350 home runs. Jones has 369 career homers, two behind Braves
legend Dale Murphy on the team's all-time list.

The 35-year-old lined a 1-0 pitch from Cleveland
starter Fausto Carmona to left-center in the second. It was Jones' eighth hit in
16 at-bats in four games since being activated from the disabled
list. He had been sidelined since May 25 with a hand injury.

Jones got his first big league hit in his first at-bat in the
majors on Sept. 14, 1993, when he had a pinch-hit single against
Cincinnati Reds reliever Kevin Wickander. He reached the 1,000-hit
milestone on Aug. 18, 2000, with a single against Livan Hernandez
of the San Francisco Giants.