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One-Paragraph Recap: Braves Down Nationals 3-1

Tim Hudson pitched 7.2 excellent innings, giving up only one run, to lead the Braves to an easy victory over the Nationals in Washington, D.C. Hudson gave up seven hits and struck out seven. Until walking the last batter he faced (with two outs in the 8th inning), Hudson had not even had any three-ball counts all night. He was supported by two RBI from Chipper Jones (on a sac fly and a single), not to mention three hits and two runs from Martin Prado. In the most exciting play of the game, Jason Heyward stole home after Brian McCann got caught in a rundown in the 1st inning, sliding smoothly underneath Ivan Rodriguez’s tag. It was the first steal of home by a Brave in ten years.

Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.