MILWAUKEE, WI - SEPTEMBER 11: Tim Hudson #15 of the Atlanta Braves pitches against the Milwaukee Brewers during the game at Miller Park on September 11, 2012 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Mike McGinnis/Getty Images)
Tim Hudson heads to the mound for the Braves in the opener of a three-game set against the Marlins.
As the 2012 season winds down with the Atlanta Braves leading the National League's Wild Card race by a wide margin, the Braves visit the Miami Marlins in an NL East battle, sending Tim Hudson to the mound looking to keep the Braves hot after a weekend sweep of the Washington Nationals.
The Braves will likely be without catcher Brian McCann who is working through a tendonitis problem in his right knee, which was reaggravated on Saturday. McCann sat out of Sunday night's game with the Nationals, but could be used as a pinch hitter if the situation arises, according to manager Fredi Gonzalez.
The Marlins will counter with Wade LeBlanc, who hasn't won a decision in more than a month, his last victory coming on Aug. 17.
Date and Time: September 17, 7:10 p.m. EST
Location: Marlins Park, Miami, Fla.
TV: SportsSouth (Atlanta), FoxSports Florida (Miami), MLB.tv
Radio: WCNN (Atlanta), WAXY (Miami)
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