The Atlanta Braves finally played a game in which they didn't have to rally to win. If Tim Hudson can't put an end to his recent struggles, they may find themselves needing to overcome a deficit yet again.
Hudson will try to avoid losing three consecutive starts for the first time in three seasons as the Braves go for a fifth straight victory Tuesday night against the slumping Minnesota Twins.
Losers of four in a row to AL teams heading into this three-game series, the Braves (26-18) defeated the Twins 5-1 on Monday in the clubs' first meeting in Atlanta since the 1991 World Series.
Sparked by Dan Uggla's three-run homer, the Braves scored four times in the first inning to snap a string of 11 consecutive games in which they allowed the first run.
Atlanta will now try to extend its season-best five-game home winning streak with Hudson (4-3, 5.12 ERA) trying to win his fourth consecutive start at Turner Field. The right-hander, though, has lost his last two outings, yielding 11 runs i...