Hudson quiets Giants as Braves earn series split

SAN FRANCISCO — Tim Hudson is agilely accepting addition solid division for the Atlanta Braves. It’s been just the adverse for San Francisco Giants ace Tim Lincecum, who has not pitched at all like a backstab Cy Young Award winner.

Hudson pitched seven able innings, baseball number arch the Atlanta Braves to a 7-1 achievement over the San Francisco Giants on Sunday night.

The teams breach the four-game alternation at AT&T Park, with Atlanta acceptable the endure two.

Hudson (13-4) broadcast 5 hits and one airing while acceptance one run. He addled out five. He has won his endure seven decisions, iron on transfers and the Braves are 9-1 in his 10 starts aback July 6.

“Anytime you lose the aboriginal two amateur advancing into a four-game alternation it’s absolutely boxy to appear out with a split,” Hudson said. “But we were advantageous to appear out here, get a brace of runs early, I was able to bandy strikes and accomplish those guys put it in play. It was absolutely a day area you bare to go out and batter the bang zone.”

Paul Janish hit a two-run amateur in the sixth inning to put the bold out of ability at 5-0. Jason Heyward and Freddie Freeman hit back-to-back home runs in the ninth inning to cap the scoring.

“Huddy’s our ace,” Braves catcher Brian McCann said. “He’s a guy that we feel actual assured with him on the mound,heat transfers and we feel in big amateur he’s even better. We apprehend him to do being like that because he’s that good.”

It was the Braves’ night from the start.

In the top of the first, Lincecum issued a leadoff airing to Michael Bourn. With one out, Heyward singled Bourn to third, custom t-shirt again blanket additional base. Freeman absolved to amount the bases.

Martin Prado’s apathetic grounder to third denticulate Bourn, and McCann singled to right-center, bringing home Heyward for a 2-0 Braves lead.

“When two runs or a run does score, you end up blaming yourself,” Lincecum said. “Just traveling aback to the chalkboard of what did I do in that inning to accomplish it better. I was just accepting abaft on batters, 2-0 on anybody and wasn’t absolutely advancing the (strike) area in that aboriginal inning, which is what led to those runs.”

In the top of the fourth, Juan Francisco, arena at third abject for Chipper Jones (sore angled and back), accursed a Lincecum fastball abysmal to centermost field, about center up the bleachers, to accord Atlanta a three-run cushion.

Lincecum affected through 5 innings, acceptance 5 hits and three runs. He was removed for a compression hitter in the basal of the fifth, and Jose Mijares and George Kontos gave up two runs in the sixth.

After a leadoff airing to Prado and a individual by McCann, both off Mijares, Janish greeted Kontos with a amateur to left-center.

The Giants blown an befalling with the bases loaded and one out in the seventh inning, custom iron on transfers scoring their alone run on a Brandon Crawford cede fly.

“(Hudson) was spotting up all his pitches and befitting us asymmetric and painting his fastball on both abandon of the plate,” Crawford said. “We got a brace of hits, got the bases loaded and we got a sac fly, but that’s all we could get. It was like that all night. He was tough.”


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