Pitching
Tim Hudson
ERA3.43

TimHudson

SEASON CAREER
W15 196
L6 103
G26 404
IP164.2 2668.0
BB46 808
SO94 1793
Sunday, September 23rd 1:35 PM ET
Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 

CliffLee

SEASON CAREER
W6 125
L7 76
G27 281
IP190.0 1831.0
BB28 420
SO184 1507
Pitching
Cliff Lee
ERA3.61
Atlanta Braves VS. 

Cliff Lee

Career vs. Atlanta
4-3
3.38 ERA
HITTERS AB AVG H HR RBI BB SO OBP OPS SLG
Michael Bourn 15 .000 0 0 0 0 5 .000 .000 .000
Jose Constanza 4 .250 1 0 0 0 1 .250 .500 .250
Randall Delgado 1 .000 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Matt Diaz 16 .375 6 1 4 1 2 .412 1.037 .625
Freddie Freeman 13 .154 2 0 0 0 5 .214 .368 .154
Tommy Hanson 3 .000 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Jason Heyward 4 .250 1 0 0 1 1 .400 1.150 .750
Eric Hinske 6 .000 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000
Tim Hudson 2 .000 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000
Chipper Jones 18 .389 7 1 5 0 3 .389 1.167 .778
Brian McCann 18 .333 6 0 1 1 5 .368 .812 .444
Martin Prado 19 .211 4 0 1 0 7 .211 .527 .316
David Ross 7 .286 2 0 0 0 0 .286 .572 .286
Dan Uggla 16 .250 4 1 2 1 6 .294 .857 .563
Jack Wilson 3 .667 2 0 0 1 0 .750 1.417 .667
Philadelphia Phillies VS. 

Tim Hudson

Career vs. Philadelphia
9-9
3.93 ERA
HITTERS AB AVG H HR RBI BB SO OBP OPS SLG
Roy Halladay 6 .000 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000
Cole Hamels 6 .167 1 0 0 1 2 .286 .453 .167
Kyle Kendrick 4 .500 2 0 0 0 1 .500 1.000 .500
Cliff Lee 1 .000 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
John Mayberry 6 .333 2 2 4 2 1 .500 1.833 1.333
Laynce Nix 19 .368 7 1 4 1 4 .400 .979 .579
Pete Orr 7 .429 3 0 0 1 0 .500 .929 .429
Hunter Pence 13 .385 5 0 0 1 1 .429 .891 .462
Juan Pierre 26 .308 8 0 1 1 2 .333 .718 .385
Placido Polanco 18 .111 2 0 0 1 2 .200 .311 .111
Jimmy Rollins 64 .188 12 1 4 4 5 .235 .610 .375
Carlos Ruiz 27 .259 7 2 5 4 4 .375 .856 .481
Brian Schneider 28 .214 6 0 3 1 9 .241 .527 .286
Jim Thome 18 .500 9 4 9 7 2 .640 1.862 1.222
Shane Victorino 40 .250 10 2 7 6 7 .362 .812 .450
Ty Wigginton 2 .000 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Vance Worley 2 .000 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000

Hudson leads Braves to 2-1 win over Phillies

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Tim Hudson pitched Atlanta to the brink of a playoff spot.

The Braves are set to answer how they'd respond to their 2011 collapse with a celebration at Turner Field.

Hudson tossed two-hit ball over 7 1-3 innings to help the Atlanta Braves inch closer to the postseason with a 2-1 win over the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday.

Hudson (16-6) struck out four and allowed one unearned run to send the Braves back to Atlanta with a shot at winning at least an NL wild-card berth.

A year after a historic September collapse, the Braves are again close to a postseason spot. They can clinch during a six-game homestand that opens Tuesday.

The win over Cliff Lee (6-8) reduced Atlanta's magic number for securing an NL wild-card playoff spot to two.

"It's a good feeling," Braves second baseman Dan Uggla said. "We're in a good spot to, at the very least, make the playoffs. We're not going to quit anything."

The Braves learned the hard way the crushing disappointment of blowing a big September lead. The Braves were up 8 1/2 games through Sept. 5 last year, but went 9-18 down the stretch and were overtaken by St. Louis on the final day of the season.

The Braves can almost work the final week of this season on setting their playoff rotation.

"I have one or two more starts before, hopefully, we get into the playoffs and it really starts counting," Hudson said.

David Ross hit a solo homer and Craig Kimbrel worked a scoreless ninth for his 39th save.

The Braves had to listen to questions all season about how they would turn the page on their poor ending to 2011.

Looks as if they can put the champagne on ice.

The Braves have won seven of nine and 14 of their past 20 overall.

Hudson was on top of his game, allowing a single in the third and one in the fifth. His only mistake came in the sixth. Jimmy Rollins worked a leadoff walk, advanced to second on Hudson's errant pickoff attempt. Rollins scored on Chase Utley 's sacrifice fly.

Hudson, who also doubled, has won at least 16 games in each of his past three seasons.

"I was able to come in and beat a great pitcher today," Hudson said.

Lee struck out 11 in eight strong innings, but lost for the first time since Aug. 11. Lee hadn't allowed more than a run in each of his past five starts and only one of his two runs allowed Sunday was earned.

The Phillies are likely to miss the postseason for the first time since 2006.

"We've put ourselves in a position we don't want to be in," Lee said. "You can't do anything about it now."

The five-time defending NL East champions had won four in a row and 12 of 15 to get in the wild-card race, only to lose two straight to the Braves.

Manager Charlie Manuel had said the Phillies had a "heartbeat" in the playoff chase. But their chances are about over.

"The noose is getting tighter, but we're still there," Manuel said.

Ross gave Atlanta a 1-0 lead in the second when his eighth homer of the year went over the wall in center.

The Braves loaded the bases against Lee in the third, getting one runner aboard when Lee bobbled a grounder, and Uggla's sacrifice fly made it 2-1.

While the Braves handled the constant questioning about their meltdown with class, it's clear how much earning a spot in this year's field would mean.

Considering last season's collapse, securing any playoff spot is quite the accomplishment. It would have been the biggest September meltdown in baseball history except that Boston blew a nine-game lead during the same month.

Forget about it now. The Braves, who are off Monday, will soon have a reason to again enjoy the postseason.

"We were able to scrap and get just enough to win," Hudson said.

Notes: Lee had a double-digit strikeout game for the 23rd time in his career. ... The Braves (88-65) are 23 games over .500 for the first time since Sept. 9, 2011. ... Lee has pitched at least six innings and not issued more than one walk in 15 consecutive starts, a record in the modern era. Christy Mathewson (1908) and Gregg Maddux (1997) did it in 14. ... Ross' eight homers are his most since he hit 17 with Cincinnati in 2007.

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