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Phillies Vs. Braves Score: Both Offenses Strike Early As Score Is Tied 3-3 Through Three Innings

After Tim Hudson allowed three runs in unusual fashion over the first two innings, the Braves responded with three runs in the second inning in even more unusual fashion. The game is tied at three after three innings.

Hudson dealt with bad luck in the first inning, allowing a single off second base and a bloop single to left before Ryan Howard drove one in on a sac fly. That was followed by the first hard-hit ball of the inning by Ben Francisco that drove in the other run.

Hudson allowed a third run in the second inning when he gave up a leadoff single and an error by Alex Gonzalez moved the runner to third. Shane Victorino followed with a fielder's choice to bring home the run.

However, the Braves responded with three runs in the second inning. Jason Heyward started the inning with a triple and scored on a Gonzalez double. A Freddie Freeman single moved Gonzalez to third, and he scored on a double by Martin Prado. A Nate McLouth groundout scored Freeman to tie the game at three.

Hudson has allowed three runs on four hits - two hard hit - in three innings, walking none and striking out one. He has induced seven groundouts to one flyout already.

Lee has left a lot of cutters up and over the plate, and his command appears off in the early going, which is very rare. He has allowed three runs on four hits in three innings, not walking any and striking out one.

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