On August 31, 2011 — It’s a day of milestones for the Braves. 39-year-old 3B Chipper Jones hits the 450th homer of his career, off Nationals starter John Lannan in the 2nd inning, then P Derek Lowe, only a year younger than Jones at 38, launches his first in the 3rd inning as Atlanta wins, 3 – 1. Craig Kimbrel picks up the save, his 41st of the season, for a new rookie record.


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