Chipper Jones received a 45-second standing ovation from the crowd at Busch Stadium before coming to the plate in the top of the first inning of Friday's game. Jones, who announced that this will be his last season, stepped out of the batter's box and acknowledged the crowd with a tip of his helmet.
St. Louis catcher Yadier Molina called time and went out to the mound in order to let Jones enjoy the moment. Jones walked on a 3-2 pitch from lefty Jaime Garcia.
Atlanta is 0-7 over the past two seasons in St. Louis and has been outscored 39-20.
The Braves carried a 19-9 record over their last 28 games entering Friday's opener against the Cardinals.