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ATL@BOS: Jurrjens hurls 7 2/3 frames of one-run ball

Jair Jurrjens is making the most of his second chance.

After being sent down to Triple-A Gwinnett just four starts into this season with an 0-2 record and 9.37 ERA, Jurrjens will start for the fourth time since he was called back up.

The results have been pretty impressive -- 2-0 with a 1.47 ERA in 18 1/3 innings.

"There's no words to describe how good I felt," Jurrjens said on June 22 after earning a win against the Red Sox in his first game back.

Jurrjens will lead the Braves into Sunday's series finale against the National League East-rival Phillies, who Jurrjens holds a 5-3 career record against. The Braves have won the first two games of the weekend series.

Vance Worley will take the mound for the Phillies. Worley has a career 1.38 ERA in 13 innings against the Braves, and is 2-2 with a 4.00 ERA at home this season.

Braves: Bourn in the Midsummer Classic
Atlanta outfielder Michael Bourn will replace Nationals shortstop Ian Desmond on the National League All-Star team. Desmond has been prescribed rest for a strained left oblique.

Bourn, who also played in the 2010 All-Star game in Anaheim, finished second in the NL Final Vote to David Freese.

"It feels good; it's just a different scenario for me," Bourn said. "Things happen in different ways some times. I thank God for it. It's always an honor to be an All-Star and a blessing to be around the kind of caliber of players you get to be around."

Bourn is hitting .310 with seven homers and 32 RBIs this season.

Phillies: Howard out of lineup on Saturday
One day after making his season debut, first baseman Ryan Howard missed Saturday's game, as scheduled.

Howard is expected to play on Sunday.

"I came back for Day 3," he joked. "No, I feel normal. I feel good."

Worth noting
• Atlanta catcher Brian McCann will experience his first All-Star break since 2005, the year he made his Major League debut.

• The Phillies announced that their starters for their three-game series at Colorado (July 13-15) will be Cliff Lee, Worley and Cole Hamels. Comments