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Hudson hopes to end Braves' three-game skid

Jul 19, 2007 - 2:37 PM St Louis (43-48) at Atlanta (50-45) 7:35 pm EDT

ATLANTA (Ticker) -- Tim Hudson hopes to help the Atlanta Braves forget about an embarrassing sweep.

Hudson takes the hill Thursday when the Braves host the St. Louis Cardinals in the opener of a four-game series.

After winning seven of eight contests from July 4-15, Atlanta suffered a surprising three-game series sweep at the hands of the Cincinnati Reds, who entered the series with the worst record in the National League.

The Reds capped the unlikely sweep by persevering for a 5-4 victory in 15 innings Wednesday afternoon.

Edgar Renteria had four hits for the Braves, who pounded out 18 hits but grounded into four double plays and stranded 14 baserunners.

A day later, the Braves turn to Hudson (9-5, 3.35 ERA), who has won three straight decisions. The righthander hurled seven scoreless innings in his last start, leading Atlanta to an easy 9-1 victory over Pittsburgh last Friday.

In four career starts against the Cardinals, the 32-year-old Hudson is 2-1 with a 4.85 ERA.

St. Louis counters with Mike Maroth (0-2, 5.75), who will try to pick up his first win since coming over from the Detroit Tigers in a trade last month.

In his last start, the lefthanded Maroth was pounded for eight runs and nine hits in five innings of a 10-4 setback at Philadelphia on Saturday.








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    FINAL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    ST LOUIS 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 7 0
    ATLANTA 2 1 2 5 0 0 0 0 x 10 12 1 (FINAL)

    BATTERIES: STL - MIKE MAROTH, RANDY FLORES (6TH), RUSS SPRINGER (7TH), TROY
    CATE (8TH) AND GARY BENNETT
    ATL - TIM HUDSON, PETER MOYLAN (8TH), WILFREDO LEDEZMA
    (9TH) AND JARRO

    Jul 19 10:08 PM


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    AT ATLANTA - SCORING UPDATE
    SACRIFICE FLY BY DAVID ECKSTEIN SCORED GARY BENNETT.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, B RYAN ON FIRST, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: ST LOUIS 1
    ATLANTA 10 TOP, 6TH
    DUE UP FOR ST LOUIS: A KENNEDY (.225, 0-FOR-1, SAC)

    Cardinals vs. BravesJul 19 9:14 PM


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    AT ATLANTA - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY JULIO FRANCO SCORED JEFF FRANCOEUR AND MATT DIAZ.
    SITUATION: 5 RUNS IN, J FRANCO ON FIRST, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: ST LOUIS 0
    ATLANTA 10 BOTTOM, 4TH
    DUE UP FOR ATLANTA: J SALTALAMACCHIA (.282, 0-FOR-2)

    Cardinals vs. BravesJul 19 8:52 PM


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    AT ATLANTA - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY MATT DIAZ SCORED ANDRUW JONES.
    SITUATION: 3 RUNS IN, M DIAZ ON SECOND, J FRANCOEUR ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: ST LOUIS 0
    ATLANTA 8 BOTTOM, 4TH
    DUE UP FOR ATLANTA: J FRANCO (.196, 0-FOR-1, BB)

    Cardinals vs. BravesJul 19 8:50 PM


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    AT ATLANTA - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY JEFF FRANCOEUR SCORED CHIPPER JONES.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, J FRANCOEUR ON FIRST, A JONES ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: ST LOUIS 0
    ATLANTA 7 BOTTOM, 4TH
    DUE UP FOR ATLANTA: M DIAZ (.356, 2-FOR-2, HR, 2 RBI)

    Cardinals vs. BravesJul 19 8:47 PM


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    AT ATLANTA - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY ANDRUW JONES SCORED EDGAR RENTERIA.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, A JONES ON FIRST, C JONES ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: ST LOUIS 0
    ATLANTA 6 BOTTOM, 4TH
    DUE UP FOR ATLANTA: J FRANCOEUR (.291, 1-FOR-2, RBI)

    Cardinals vs. BravesJul 19 8:46 PM


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    AT ATLANTA - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY MATT DIAZ SCORED ANDRUW JONES.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, M DIAZ ON FIRST, J FRANCOEUR ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: ST LOUIS 0
    ATLANTA 5 BOTTOM, 3RD
    DUE UP FOR ATLANTA: J FRANCO (.196, 0-FOR-1)

    Cardinals vs. BravesJul 19 8:24 PM


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    AT ATLANTA - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY JEFF FRANCOEUR SCORED CHIPPER JONES.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, J FRANCOEUR ON FIRST, A JONES ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: ST LOUIS 0
    ATLANTA 4 BOTTOM, 3RD
    DUE UP FOR ATLANTA: M DIAZ (.353, 1-FOR-1, HR, RBI)

    Cardinals vs. BravesJul 19 8:23 PM


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    AT ATLANTA - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY MATT DIAZ (5) TO CENTER WITH 0 OUT IN THE
    2ND OFF MIKE MAROTH.
    CURRENT SCORE: ST LOUIS 0, ATLANTA 3
    DUE UP FOR ATLANTA: J FRANCO (.200, 1 HR, 8 RBI)

    Cardinals vs. BravesJul 19 8:00 PM


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    AT ATLANTA - SCORING UPDATE
    TWO-RUN HOME RUN BY ANDRUW JONES (19) TO LEFT WITH 2 OUT IN
    THE 1ST OFF MIKE MAROTH SCORED CHIPPER JONES.
    CURRENT SCORE: ST LOUIS 0, ATLANTA 2
    DUE UP FOR ATLANTA: J FRANCOEUR (.290, 10 HR, 63 RBI)

    Cardinals vs. BravesJul 19 7:49 PM
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    Cardinals vs. BravesJul 19 3:17 PM