<
>

Pitcher slated to start Game 2

CHICAGO -- Atlanta Braves starter John Thomson and cleanup
hitter Chipper Jones left Saturday's game against the Chicago Cubs
with injuries, just days before the NL East champions begin the
playoffs.

Thomson, slated to start Game 2 of the divisional series next
week, pitched just three innings before leaving with a stiff back.
Jones left in the fifth inning after being hit with a pitch
near his right wrist.

Jones, four RBI short of a ninth straight season of 100, was
hit by Cubs' starter Carlos Zambrano and winced as a trainer worked
on him.