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Hudson, Freeman lead Braves past Mets

5:31 PM, May 5, 2013   |    comments
Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman (5) watches his double driving in three runs against the Philadelphia Phillies during the fourth inning at Turner Field. (Photo: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports)
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Atlanta, GA (Sports Network) - Tim Hudson spun 7 1/3 strong innings and Freddie Freeman finished 3-for-5 with a solo homer and three RBI to help the Atlanta Braves down the New York Mets, 9-4, in the finale of a rain-shortened two-game set at Turner Field.

Fresh off his 200th career victory, Hudson (4-1) struck out seven and allowed just three runs on five hits and one walk to earn his second straight win.

Reed Johnson collected two hits and knocked in three runs, while Justin Upton added an RBI and two runs scored for the Braves, who had dropped three straight that included a 7-5 extra-inning setback in Friday's series opener.

David Wright clubbed a two-run homer and scored twice for the Mets, while Lucas Duda and Justin Turner added an RBI apiece in the setback, New York's seventh in its last nine games.

Jon Niese (2-3) was tagged for seven runs on seven hits and six walks over four-plus frames to absorb the loss.

 

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