Chipper Jones gets 2,500th career hit

Updated: April 8, 2011, 10:08 PM ET
Associated Press

ATLANTA -- Chipper Jones added to an already memorable game with a sixth-inning single against the Philadelphia Phillies to give the Atlanta Braves switch-hitter 2,500 hits for his career.

Jones had a three-run double in the fourth inning against Philadelphia's Cliff Lee to snap a 3-3 tie Friday night. He added the single in the sixth off Antonio Bastardo.

Jones is the ninth switch-hitter to reach 2,500 hits. The three RBIs left him with 1,497. If he drives in three more runs, Jones will join Eddie Murray as the only switch-hitters with at least 2,500 hits and 1,500 RBIs.

Before the game, the 38-year-old Jones called 2,500 hits "a nice round number" but said the milestone is "not a huge deal."


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