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National League Preview from The Sports Network



Tuesday, April 30th (All times Eastern)

Washington Nationals (13-13) at Atlanta Braves (16-9), 7:10 p.m.

Probable Starting Pitchers: Washington - Gio Gonzalez (2-1, 4.50) Atlanta - Tim Hudson (2-1, 4.50)

(Sports Network) - Tim Hudson will once again try for the 200th win in his career when the Atlanta Braves resume a four-game series versus Gio Gonzalez and the Washington Nationals at Turner Field.

Hudson has failed in his last two attempts at win No. 200, first taking one on the chin in a 6-0 loss at Pittsburgh on April 19, when he allowed six runs and nine hits in a season-low four innings. Hudson took another shot at the 200- win club last Wednesday at Colorado, but was turned away in a 6-5 setback.

The right-hander gave up three runs on six hits, including two home runs, in six innings against the Rockies and fell to 2-1 with a 4.50 earned run average in five starts. Another win and Hudson will join John Smoltz, Tom Glavine, Greg Maddux and Phil Niekro as those who earned their 200th victory in an Atlanta uniform.

Hudson, who has 107 wins as a Brave and looks to become the third active pitcher with 200 triumphs (Andy Pettitte, 247 and Roy Halladay, 201), defeated Washington on April 13 with seven innings of one-run ball in a 3-1 win. He has enjoyed success against the Nationals as evidenced by a 15-5 record in 27 starts with a 2.60 ERA.

Atlanta ended a four-game slide with Monday's 3-2 win over Washington in the series opener. Andrelton Simmons knocked in the go-ahead run in the seventh inning and Dan Uggla added two hits for the Braves.

Julio Teheran started for Atlanta and gave up two runs and 10 hits in 5 1/3 innings for the no-decision. Jordan Walden picked up the win in relief and Craig Kimbrel nailed down his ninth save in the ninth inning.

"It's nice to play them and get a win," Braves outfielder Jordan Schafer told the club's website. "Any time we play them, obviously, it's a big game. It's early. But it's a big game."

Kurt Suzuki and Chad Tracy each had an RBI for the Nationals, who saw Stephen Strasburg allow two runs on six hits and four walks in six innings. Tyler Clippard was dealt the loss for permitting the go-ahead run.

Meanwhile, Gonzalez found the win column for the second time this season his last time out in an 8-1 win over Cincinnati on Thursday. Gonzalez sat down the first 11 batters he faced and tossed eight strong innings, allowing one run on a homer with seven K's and two walks.

The crafty left-hander was 0-1 with an 8.36 ERA in his previous three starts and improved to 2-1 in five outings this season. Gonzalez was hammered by the Braves the first time he faced them in a 9-0 loss on April 14, when he allowed seven runs and seven hits in five innings.

Through five career starts against Atlanta, Gonzalez is 2-3 with a 6.08 ERA.

Atlanta swept the three-game series a few weeks ago at Nationals Park and has won the last eight meetings between the teams.

04/30 10:28:35 ET

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Scoreboard
Local
Final
CHR 2
DUR 9
 
7:00pm Tonight
CHA
CHI
 
7:05pm Tonight
DUR
NOR
 
7:05pm Tuesday
PHI 0
ATL 0
7:05pm Tuesday
NYY 0
CHC 0
7:05pm Tuesday
BAL 0
TAM 0
7:08pm Tuesday
DET 0
CLE 0
Final
CIN 7
PIT 5
Final
MIA 11
WAS 2
Final
TEX 5
SEA 0
Final
CWS 2
BOS 1
Final
HOU 2
KAN 4
Final
MIL 1
STL 6
Final
MIN 3
TOR 9
Final
ARI 0
NYM 9
Final
ANA 9
OAK 10
Final
SDP 2
COL 3
Final
SFG 3
LOS 2
12:35pm Today
CIN
PIT
12:35pm Today
BAL
TAM
 
1:05pm Today
NYY
CHC
 
1:10pm Today
MIL
STL
 
3:40pm Today
ARI
NYM
 
7:05pm Tonight
PHI
ATL
 
7:05pm Tonight
NYY
CHC
 
7:08pm Tonight
DET
CLE
 
7:10pm Tonight
MIA
WAS
 
8:05pm Tonight
TEX
SEA
 
8:10pm Tonight
CWS
BOS
 
8:10pm Tonight
HOU
KAN
 
8:10pm Tonight
MIN
TOR
 
10:05pm Tonight
ANA
OAK
 
10:10pm Tonight
SDP
COL
 
10:15pm Tonight
SFG
LOS
 
Final
BRK 98
NYK 109
Final
LAC 117
DEN 105
7:00pm Tonight
CHA
CHI
 
7:00pm Tonight
ORL
IND
 
8:00pm Tonight
MIL
ATL
 
8:00pm Tonight
CLE
BRK
 
8:00pm Tonight
MEM
DAL
 
8:00pm Tonight
OKC
DET
 
8:00pm Tonight
NOP
HOU
 
8:00pm Tonight
SAN
LAL
 
8:00pm Tonight
MIA
PHI
 
8:00pm Tonight
NYK
TOR
 
8:00pm Tonight
MIN
UTA
 
8:00pm Tonight
BOS
WAS
 
10:30pm Tonight
DEN
GSW
 
10:30pm Tonight
POR
LAC
 
10:30pm Tonight
SAC
PHO
 
7:00pm Tonight
TAM
MON
7:30pm Tonight
PIT
CLB
10:00pm Tonight
ANA
DAL
Final
CHR 2
DUR 9
 
7:05pm Tonight
DUR
NOR