"Yeah, I mean, we've lost a lot of games and to lose that game like that is heartbreaking," Dunn said, "especially with the way the team played today."
Medlen did not win for the first time in nine starts, allowing five hits, three runs, no walks and striking out eight. The right-hander began the game with a 15-0 record over his last 27 starts dating to May 31, 2009.
Those numbers were just a backdrop, though, to the bigger picture of Jones returning to the playoffs in his final season with Atlanta.
"We're not done yet," he said. "We've got one more step that we've got our eyes on."
NOTES: Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said MRI results on CF Michael Bourn's left thumb revealed no structural damage. Gonzalez hopes Bourn can return to the lineup Wednesday. ... Reed Johnson started in CF and hit leadoff for Bourn. ... Gonzalez spoke with Jones before the game and both decided that the 3B wants to start the last six remaining regular-season home games. ... Jones' double gave him 2,724 hits to tie Roberto Alomar for 57th place on the career list — and for fifth among switch-hitters. ... Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen said RF Giancarlo Stanton, who has missed the last six games with a sore left ribcage, is lobbying to return to the lineup soon. Stanton took batting practice before the game. ... The Marlins were waiting for MRI results on OF Justin Ruggiano, who's been out since last Friday with a right shoulder sprain. ... Atlanta SS Paul Janish is trying to rehab his left shoulder in hopes of returning for the division series next month if Atlanta is still playing.
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