Chipper Jones throws out 1st pitch, catches foul ball

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ATLANTA (AP)Chipper Jones had a big game, even as his former team lost Game 1 of its NL Division Series.

The retired Hall of Famer threw out the first pitch before Atlanta faced the St. Louis Cardinals on Thursday. The 47-year-old Jones zipped a strike off the mound to Braves first baseman and good friend Freddie Freeman.

Turns out, Jones was just getting warmed up.

In the ninth inning, while sitting near the Braves dugout, he reached out with both hands to snare Randy Arozarena’s foul ball.

Jones, who played his entire career in Atlanta before retiring after the 2012 season, raised the ball above his head in triumph before flipping it into the dugout.

It wasn’t a good omen for the Braves. They lost 7-6 to the Cardinals, giving up four runs in the ninth.

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