Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Braves' Streak Hits 10

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Braves' Streak Hits 10

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ATLANTA -- John Rocker provided an interesting finish to the most successful homestand in Braves franchise history.

Rocker struck out the side after loading the bases with no outs in the ninth, wrapping up Atlanta's 6-3 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers and a 9-0 homestand.

"It was an unbelievable homestand," Braves manager Bobby Cox said.

Former Bolles School standout Chipper Jones hit a three-run homer, and Terry Mulholland pitched seven strong innings for the Braves, who swept three-game series from Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and Los Angeles for their first 9-0 homestand in franchise history.

The Braves have won 11 consecutive games at home, tying a franchise record and setting the mark for the team in Atlanta.

Rocker pitched the ninth for his fourth save for the Braves, who have 10 consecutive overall wins for their longest winning streak since last Aug. 19-29.

"He gave us a heart attack," Jones said. "You'd like for him to come in ready to go. …

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