Tim Hudson won his 10th game of the season and Dan Uggla extended his hitting streak to 21 games as the Atlanta Braves defeated the Florida Marlins 5-1 in Game 2 of their three game set at Turner Field. Atlanta has gotten solid starting pitching in the first two games of the series and will be looking for a sweep on Sunday.
Tim Hudson was in complete control pitching seven innings while allowing six hits and one run. He struck out five and walked none while throwing 97 pitches on the evening.
Atlanta broke through with a four run inning in the third against Florida's Anibal Sanchez. Martin Prado staked the Braves to a 1-0 lead with an RBI single that scored Alex Gonzalez. Freddie Freeman followed with a single of his own and Dan Uggla extended the Atlanta lead to 4-1 with his 20th home run of the season.
Florida scored its lone run in the sixth inning as Emilio Bonifacio scored from second on an Omar Infante base hit to center off of Hudson. The Braves added a solo shot from Eric Hinske leading off the eighth inning.
Florida threatened in the eighth inning against Braves reliever Jonny Venters. However, Venters struck out Hanley Ramirez to end the threat leaving the bases loaded. Craig Kimbrel closed the door in the ninth with a perfect inning in a non save situation.
Freddie Freeman, Alex Gonzalez, Martin Prado, and Eric Hinske all had two hits each for the Braves. Freeman's two hits raises his batting average on the season to .297.
Tommy Hanson will take the mound on Sunday in search of his 12th win of the season. He will be opposed by Florida's Ricky Nolasco.