Braves adjust rotation for playoff push

ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Braves plan to start Tim Hudson and Derek Lowe on three days' rest during this last week of their playoff push.

The Braves needed to adjust their rotation because Jair Jurrjens is still slowed by a sore right knee.

The Braves took a half-game lead over San Diego for the wild card with a 2-1 win against the Marlins in 11 innings. The Padres lost 1-0 to the Chicago Cubs.

Manager Bobby Cox says he plans to start Hudson on Tuesday against the Marlins, followed by Lowe on Wednesday.

Jurrjens said a cortisone shot on Saturday helped only a little. He says he may have a second MRI exam if the knee doesn't improve. The first test showed a slight tear.

Information from The Associated Press contributed to this story.