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NL GAME OF THE DAY

Jair Jurrjens flirts with no-hitter in Braves' victory

He gives up his first hit with two out in the seventh inning in Atlanta's 11-1 win over Philadelphia.

July 02, 2009|Associated Press

ATLANTA — Jair Jurrjens gave up his first hit with two out in the seventh inning on a night the Atlanta Braves finally gave him some run support, beating the reeling Philadelphia Phillies, 11-1, on Wednesday.

"It would have been interesting, what I was going to do after the seventh," said Cox, who estimated Jurrjens' pitch count would have been in the "high 120s, probably" if he completed the game.

"It would have been interesting if I'd had to make that decision," Cox said of his concern about removing Jurrjens with a no-hitter intact.

Jurrjens' bid ended with Paul Bako's single. Cox turned to his bullpen for the final two innings.

The Phillies' other hit was an infield single by Shane Victorino off Kris Medlen in the eighth.

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