Tim Hudson could not keep the Philadelphia Phillies at bay, as the Braves starter struggled through five full innings of work against Philadelphia at Turner field en route to a 5-1 loss.
In relief for Tim Hudson worked Luis Avilan, Peter Moylan, and Miguel Batista, who combined to hold the Phillies scoreless from the 6th inning on. Still, without run support, it would not be enough.
Jimmy Rollins and Chase Utley had good days at the plate for the Phillies. Rollins was 2-for-4 with a solo home run in the third, and Utley went 1-4 with a double and an RBI.
Atlanta attempted a comeback in the bottom of the eighth, with a Martin Prado solo home run making things interesting, but could not find the offense to secure a win.
Cliff Lee earned the win for Philadelphia, going seven full innings of scoreless baseball on five hits.
Atlanta takes on Philadelphia tomorrow at 5:05 PM Eastern. Cole Hamels (14-6, 2.99 ERA) will start for Philly against Paul Maholm (11-9, 3.44 ERA) of the Braves.
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