Hudson homers, earns 200th win as Braves rout Nationals

10:03 PM, Apr 30, 2013   |    comments
Atlanta Braves pitcher Tim Hudson (15) delivers a pitch during the first inning against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports
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ATLANTA -- Tim Hudson tossed seven terrific innings and hit his third career home run en route to his 200th career victory as the Atlanta Braves routed the Washington Nationals, 8-1, in the second installment of a four-game set at Turner Field.

Hudson (3-1) allowed just one run and three hits while striking out six in his historic effort. He also doubled and scored twice as Atlanta won its second straight to maintain the best record in the National League.

Freddie Freeman and Andrelton Simmons each went 3-for-5, with Freeman adding three RBI and Simmons smacking his second homer of the season to go with three runs scored.

Gio Gonzalez (2-2) lasted just four innings in the defeat, surrendering five runs on seven hits and five walks while striking out nine.


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