Chipper Jones celebrates with teammates after collecting one of his team-high three hits Thursday afternoon in an 8-0 rout of the San Diego Padres. Jones commented after the game that the dynamic of this team is strikingly similar to Atlanta's last World Series team in 1995.
HOUSTON (AP) -- Atlanta third baseman Chipper Jones sprained his left knee fielding a ground ball in the sixth inning against the Houston Astros on Tuesday night.
Jones grabbed a grounder hit by Hunter Pence and jumped in the air as he made the throw to first base to get Pence out.
He then fell to the ground where he remained for several minutes while trainers and coaches crowded around him. He was helped to his feet and walked gingerly off under his own power. He was replaced by Brooks Conrad.
The 38-year-old Jones, who is hitting .265 this season, had a double on Tuesday, Atlanta's only hit through six innings.
He will have an MRI on Thursday in Atlanta.