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Arizona Diamondbacks Take Rubber Game from Atlanta Braves

May 15th, 2013 at 10:45 PM
By Cody Fields

The Atlanta Braves failed to end their 10-game road trip with a .500 record, dropping the final game of their series with the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-3 at Chase Field.

The middle innings came back to bite Tim Hudson when he allowed the D-Backs to put up four runs in the fifth inning.

Freddie Freeman had put the Braves up 3-1 with a two-run double in the top of the fifth inning, but the wheels fell off for Hudson in the bottom of the inning, starting with a walk to a pinch-hitting Jason Kubel. Gerardo Parra reached on an infield single before Didi Gregorious drove in a run with an RBI-single.

Eric Chavez, who singled home the Diamondbacks' first run in the first inning, followed with a two-run double. Cody Ross then padded their lead a little more with an RBI-single to put Hudson's line at five earned runs over five innings.

Wednesday's game marked the first time the Diamondbacks have ever beaten Hudson, who entered with a 7-0 record in nine starts against them.

Hudson struggled throughout the 10-game road trip. In his 8 2/3 innings over two starts, he gave up 11 runs.

Freeman drove in all three Atlanta runs with his double as well as a bases loaded walk in the third inning off Ian Kennedy. The Braves forced Kennedy to throw 100 pitches to get through five innings.

The Braves get a much needed day off Thursday before a six-game homestand starting Friday.

 

Photo credit: MudflapDC / Foter.com / CC BY-NC-ND

Tags: Arizona Diamondbacks, Atlanta, Atlanta Braves, Baseball, Eric Chavez, Freddie Freeman, Gerardo Parra, MLB, Tim Hudson

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