Escobar lifts Braves

By | August 12, 2006 8:44 PM

Yunel Escobar's single broke a seventh-inning tie as Mississippi beat Huntsville, 4-2, on Saturday at Trustmark Park.

The Braves (21-28) had the bases loaded with two outs when Escobar ripped a single to right, scoring Josh Burrus and Luis Hernandez. Escobar tried to take second on the throw, but was gunned down by right fielder Ron Acuna to end the inning.

The 23-year-old second baseman had a hit and a walk while Hernandez went 2-for-3 with two runs scored.

Chipper Jones went 1-for-2 with a single and a run scored in his second and possibly final game in Pearl, Miss., as he rehabs a strained left oblique muscle. A record crowd of 7,652 came to see the five-time big league All-Star.

Glenn Tucker (2-3) picked up the win, allowing a run on three hits while fanning two in the seventh. Zach Schreiber tossed two perfect frames for his 18th save, striking out five of the six batters he faced.

Acuna tied the game in the seventh for the Stars (25-23) when he drove in Brad Nelson with a single. Leadoff man Steve Moss went 3-for-4 with a walk and two stolen bases.

Matt Yeatman (2-2) took the loss after he allowed two unearned runs on two hits and a walk in one inning. -- Michael Echan/

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