Hudson's Winless Streak At Seven, Braves Fall 3-2 To Padres

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Hudson remains winless since May 5 as the Braves lose their second straight one-run game to the Padres.

If Tim Hudson didn't have any bad luck, he'd have no luck at all.

Hudson recorded his third straight quality start, but a lack of run support and a bloop double contributed to Atlanta's 3-2 loss to the Padres.

Atlanta immediately jumped out in front on Freddie Freeman's RBI single in the first inning, but the struggling Chase Headley tied the score with his sixth home run of the year. The aforementioned double occurred in the second inning: with Kyle Blanks on second after a leadoff walk, Nick Hundley hit a high pop-up toward the left-field line; Justin Upton attempted a sliding catch, but the ball bounced right on the foul line as Blanks scored easily. In the third inning, Everth Cabrera led off with a double and scored on Carlos Quentin's single to left.

We got him (Padres starter Andrew Cashner) on the ropes that one inning. I grounded into a double play and killed the rally. -Freddie Freeman on his sixth-inning at-bat

Hudson settled down after the third inning, retiring 13 straight hitters following Quentin's RBI hit. He struck out seven in 7.1 innings.

Atlanta's second run scored in the sixth. Padres starter Andrew Cashner had retired 10 straight Braves hitters since the first inning and hadn't allowed a hit until the sixth when Jason Heyward led off the inning with a single. Heyward would later score on a double play. B.J. Upton came very close to tying the game in the seventh, just missing a home run to center. That would be the closest Atlanta would get to the Padres; they will try to salvage the final game of the series tomorrow.

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