KISSIMMEE, Fla. – Chipper Jones hit his first homer of the spring and Derek Lowe extended his scoreless string to five innings over his first two starts, and the Atlanta Braves beat the New York Mets 6-4 Saturday.
Jones, who is coming off ACL surgery on his left knee, connected off Dillon Gee in the fifth inning. Jones is batting .294 and started his second game at third base. He is scheduled to play in the field on Sunday against the Washington Nationals in Viera before taking an off day.
Jones said it was the first time all spring that his knee felt fine.
Lowe struck out two and walked two in three innings, his longest stint of the spring. He also doubled and scored.
Mike Pelfrey started for the Mets and allowed four hits and two runs — one earned — in three innings.