Andruw Jones homers twice

MONTREAL (AP) -- Andruw Jones and the Atlanta Braves are
determined to recover from a slow start.

Jones homered twice and John Thomson pitched Atlanta to a 5-0
win over the punchless Montreal Expos on Monday night.

J.D. Drew also connected for the Braves, who have won four of
five following a three-game losing streak to move within one game
of .500.

"We're just trying to get back on a roll," Jones said. "We
didn't start the season the way we wanted to. Hopefully, we can
build our confidence and get back on track."

Playing before only 4,675 fans, Montreal lost its fifth straight
one day after the final game of its three-game series against San
Francisco in Puerto Rico was rained out.

The Expos, an NL-worst 14-30, have been shut out eight times in
44 games.

"It is surprising," Expos first baseman Brad Wilkerson said.
"We've just got to do a better job of knocking in runs."

Jones hit a two-run shot in the second inning off Zach Day (3-5)
and his 10th homer of the season leading off the seventh. It was
the first multihomer game by an Atlanta player this year.

"Sometimes you make mistakes and get away with them, and
sometimes you get hurt," Jones said. "He threw a couple of
mistake pitches over the plate and I didn't miss them."

Thomson (3-2) scattered eight hits through seven innings. He
struck out three and walked none.

Chris Reitsma and Antonio Alfonseca finished the 11-hitter,
Atlanta's third shutout of the season.

"We used to do that on a consistent basis here," Braves
manager Bobby Cox said. "That was a beauty."

Day, originally scheduled to start Sunday, allowed seven hits --
including each of Atlanta's three homers -- and five runs in seven

"If you're going to miss, you can't miss down the middle and
up, and on those three pitches that's what happened," Day said.

Johnny Estrada doubled leading off the second, and Jones homered
to put the Braves up 2-0.

Drew hit his eighth of the season with two outs in the third to
make it 3-0, and Chipper Jones drove in Atlanta's fourth run with
an RBI single in the sixth.

Andruw Jones led off the seventh with his second homer of the
game. He has 19 career multihomer games, including a career-high
three homers on Sept. 25, 2002, at Philadelphia.

Game notes
None of the Braves' shutouts have been individual efforts.
... Expos left fielder Carl Everett was given a warm ovation from
the sparse crowd when he doubled in his first plate appearance in
Montreal in the second.