ATLANTA (AP) -- Greg Maddux couldn't stop grinning after he lined
a single right up the middle off an old friend.
John Smoltz got the last laugh, however.
Chipper Jones and Andruw Jones came up with two-out, run-scoring
hits in the seventh inning, giving Smoltz and the Atlanta Braves a
3-2 win over Maddux's San Diego Padres on Wednesday night -- the
first matchup between the longtime teammates since 1992.
Smoltz (5-1) gave up homers to Adrian Gonzalez and light-hitting
Geoff Blum before leaving for a pinch hitter with the Padres
It looked as though he was destined for a no-decision at best
when sidearming Cla Meredith (1-1) retired the first two hitters in
the seventh. But Kelly Johnson and Willie Harris kept it going with
back-to-back singles, bringing up the heart of the order.
Chipper Jones lined the first pitch to the gap in right-center,
the ball hopping over the wall for a ground-rule double. Harris,
who would have scored easily, was sent back to third to keep the
score tied at 2.
But Andruw Jones made it a moot point, lining a single to right