Heyward leads Braves offense in rout of Phils, 13-4

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Sunday, July 7, 2013

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Jason Heyward hit a three-run homer to lead an Atlanta offense that scored in all but two innings, Tim Hudson pitched seven strong innings and the Braves set season highs for runs and hits in a 13-4 rout of the Philadelphia Phillies on Saturday night.

Andrelton Simmons and Dan Uggla also homered for Atlanta, which amassed 19 hits while snapping a three-game skid. Brian McCann had four hits and Simmons was a double shy of the cycle for the Braves.

Hudson (5-7) allowed one run on five hits to earn his first victory since May 5. The right-hander had been 0-6 with a 4.50 ERA in his last 10 starts. He struck out four and did not walk a batter.

Hudson, who retired the final 11 batters, looked more like the dominant pitcher who has made three All-Star appearances than the one who has struggled over the last two months.

Copyright 2013 Associated Press



 
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