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Atlanta Braves Vs. Chicago Cubs Final Score: Braves Lose Pitchers Duel, 1-0

Tim Hudson pitched very well for the Atlanta Braves in Wednesday's rubber match against the Chicago Cubs. Unfortunately for the Braves, Paul Maholm pitched better for the Cubs, as the Cubs picked up the 1-0 victory on Wednesday.

Hudson pitched seven innings, giving up just one run on five hits, while striking out one and walking none. Chicago's lone run came in the seventh inning, when Bryan LaHair, one of baseball's best stories in the young 2012 season, singled to left field, scoring David DeJesus.

LaHair finished the day two for three, raising his season slash line to .384/.476/.767.

Atlanta's bats couldn't solve Maholm, who pitched seven innings, giving up three hits and three walks while striking out three. James Russell pitched a scoreless eighth before Rafael Dolis pitched a clean ninth, converting his third save of the season.

Atlanta will now head to St. Louis, where they'll open up a three-game series on Friday against the defending World Series champion St. Louis Cardinals.

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