7:05 PM ET, April 30, 2007
Turner Field, Atlanta, Georgia
• Summary: Andruw Jones won it for the Braves with a three-run homer in the ninth inning, giving Atlanta a win over the Phillies.
• Unsung hero: Tim Hudson honored Josh Hancock, the St. Louis pitcher who died early Sunday in a car crash, with another strong outing. Pitching with a "JH" on the front of his jersey, Hudson allowed only four hits in eight innings though he didn't get a decision. Hudson was good friends with Hancock. The two played together at Auburn in 1997.
• Turning point: In the bottom of the ninth, Kelly Johnson led off with a single, Chipper Jones walked and Andruw Jones hit a towering drive into the left-field seats off Antonio Alfonseca.
• Figure this: Hudson struggled last season for the Braves, going 13-12 with a career-worst 4.86 ERA. This season, Hudson has lasted at least seven innings in each of his first six starts, not allowing more than three runs in any of them. His ERA is 1.40.
• Quotable: "It wasn't only me out there pitching tonight. I felt like I had a little help." -- Hudson
-- ESPN.com news services
Braves 5, Phillies 2
Rowand left the game in the seventh with a stiff lower back. Michael Bourne came on as a pinch-hitter and finished out the game in center. ... Before this season, Hudson's only other 3-0 start came with the A's in 2004. ... Johnson is playing the leadoff role to perfection for the Braves. He also walked three times and raised his on-base percentage to .473.
Regular Season Series
|Series tied 9-9 (as of Mon 4/30)|
|Mon 4/2||ATL 5, @PHI 3||Recap|
|Wed 4/4||ATL 3, @PHI 2||Recap|
|Thu 4/5||ATL 8, @PHI 4||Recap|
|» Mon 4/30||@ATL 5, PHI 2||Box Score|
|Tue 5/1||PHI 6, @ATL 4||Recap|
|Wed 5/2||@ATL 4, PHI 3||Recap|
|Fri 5/25||PHI 8, @ATL 3||Recap|
|Sat 5/26||PHI 6, @ATL 4||Recap|
|Sun 5/27||PHI 13, @ATL 6||Recap|
|Fri 8/10||@PHI 5, ATL 4||Recap|
|Sat 8/11||ATL 7, @PHI 5||Recap|
|Sun 8/12||@PHI 5, ATL 3||Recap|
|Mon 9/3||@ATL 5, PHI 1||Recap|
|Tue 9/4||PHI 5, @ATL 2||Recap|
|Wed 9/5||@ATL 9, PHI 8||Recap|
|Tue 9/25||ATL 10, @PHI 6||Recap|
|Wed 9/26||@PHI 5, ATL 2||Recap|
|Thu 9/27||@PHI 6, ATL 4||Recap|
|Complete Schedule: Phillies | Braves|
|5th||T Hudson grounded out to third, J Francoeur scored.||0||1|
|6th||C Utley hit sacrifice fly to center, J Rollins scored.||1||1|
|6th||R Howard singled to left, S Victorino scored.||2||1|
|6th||C Jones homered to center.||2||2|
|9th||A Jones homered to left, E Renteria and C Jones scored.||2||5|
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|Stadium||Turner Field, Atlanta, GA|
|Attendance||20,354 (41.2% full) - % is based on regular season capacity|
|Weather||84 degrees, clear|
|Umpires||Home Plate - Ed Hickox, First Base - Joe West, Second Base - Rob Drake, Third Base - Ed Rapuano|