Hudson solid as Braves edge Rockies

3:28 PM, Sep 6, 2012   |    comments
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Atlanta, GA (Sports Network) - Tim Hudson spun seven scoreless innings Thursday and the Atlanta Braves scored just one unearned run for the second consecutive night to take a 1-0 victory over the Colorado Rockies in the finale of a four-game set at Turner Field.

Hudson (14-5) scattered six hits and walked two with two strikeouts to earn the victory and improve to 8-1 over his last 12 starts. Peter Moylan and Eric O'Flaherty combined for a perfect eighth before Craig Kimbrel worked around a one-out single in the ninth to nail down his 34th save of the season.

Martin Prado and Jayson Heyward finished with two hits apiece, while Juan Francisco scored the game's only run for the Braves, who have won four of their last five contests.

Charlie Blackmon registered four of Colorado's seven hits, as the Rockies lost for the third time in their last four games.

Jhoulys Chacin (2-5) was tagged with the loss after giving up an unearned run on seven hits and three walks over 3 1/3 innings.

 

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