Tim Hudson ended his two-month long winless streak Saturday night. The Atlanta Braves provided him more than enough run support in a 13-4 blowout win over the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park.
Hudson had gone 0-6 with a 4.50 ERA in his last 10 starts, but he largely shut down the Phillies offense by giving up one run over seven innings.
After giving up three straight hits in the third inning, including an RBI-single by Jimmy Rollins, Hudson retired the final 13 batters he faced.
The Braves offense supported him with 13 runs on 19 hits, both season highs, also helping to snap the Braves' three-game losing skid.
Andrelton Simmons started the game by roughing up Kyle Kendrick with his second career lead-off homer. Dan Uggla followed that with a two-run homer in the second inning.
Justin Upton provided a two-out RBI-single in the fourth inning. He has six hits in his last 13 at-bats with runners in scoring position.
The win was Hudson's first since May 5.
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