ATLANTA (AP) -- The Braves jumped on Cincinnati's Johnny Cueto early Tuesday night and beat the Reds 6-2, giving the right-hander his first loss of the season.
Brian McCann homered and the Braves scored four runs in the third inning.
Cueto (4-1) led the major leagues with his 1.12 ERA before giving up six runs, five earned, on eight hits in four innings. He had allowed only one earned run over 23 innings in his last three starts.
The first-place Braves moved one-half game ahead of the Nationals in the NL East.
Atlanta got a strong outing from Tim Hudson (2-1). He threw six scoreless innings before giving up two runs in the seventh. He allowed nine hits and two runs in seven innings.
Michael Bourn had three hits and scored two runs and Martin Prado also had three hits for the Braves.
Kris Medlen gave up two hits in the eighth before ending the inning on pinch-hitter Ryan Ludwick's flyball to left field. Craig Kimbrel gave up two-out walks to Joey Votto and Brandon Phillips in t...