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National League Preview from The Sports Network



Wednesday, April 24th (All times eastern)

Atlanta Braves (15-5) at Colorado Rockies (13-7), 3:10 p.m.

Probable Starting Pitchers: Atlanta - Tim Hudson (2-1, 4.50) Colorado - Tyler Chatwood (0-0, 0.00)

(Sports Network) - After winning both games of Tuesday's doubleheader with the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field, the Atlanta Braves go for the series sweep on Wednesday afternoon.

The Braves, owners of the best record in the majors, have already swept three teams this season. Sub-freezing temperatures could not stop them on Tuesday, as they won the first game, 4-3, and then cruised a 10-2 victory in the nightcap. Justin Upton went deep in both games to bring his Major League- leading home run total to 11.

He and brother B.J. Upton went back-to-back in the 5th inning of the second game, marking only the second time in history that brothers homered in consecutive at-bats.

"It's fun, it's fun," said Justin, the younger Upton. "He had me excited about his good swing and I got a good pitch to hit too."

Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez will give the ball to veteran Tim Hudson, who is making his second attempt at career win No. 200.

"I obviously think about (the milestone) because it's there," Hudson said. "But I don't change anything I do because of that. At some point this year, I'll get it."

History is working against Hudson. He has a career 8.04 ERA in five starts at Coors Field, spanning 15 years. The right-hander has never won in Colorado, and in his last start he was tagged for six runs in four innings at Pittsburgh on Friday.

Colorado recalled Tyler Chatwood from Triple-A Colorado Springs to fill in for Jhoulys Chacin, who is out with a back injury. The right-hander had a 1.84 ERA in three minor league starts this season. Chatwood made 19 appearances (12 starts) with the big league club last season and posted a 5.43 ERA.

He'll look for some more help from a Rockies lineup that is second in the NL in runs scored. Eric Young went 3-for-5 and Michael Cuddyer was 2-for-4 for the Rockies, but they were unable to avoid a third straight loss following an eight-game win streak.

Todd Helton, who has not played since suffering a strained left forearm on Friday, is 12-for-18 lifetime against Hudson. Helton received a cortisone shot on Sunday in hopes of avoiding a stint on the disabled list.

Atlanta has won eight of the last nine meetings with Colorado.

04/24 10:39:21 ET

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Scoreboard
Local
4th
WAS 81
CHA 81
 
2nd
LOU 45
NCSU 41
 
9:45pm Tonight
DUKE
UTAH
Final
ATL 4
BOS 2
Final
STL 5
NYM 4
Final
PHI 0
NYY 10
Final
MIN 2
PIT 4
Final
WAS 1
STL 1
4th
BAL 0
TAM 0
 
Final
TOR 4
DET 1
Final
CHC 6
CWS 3
Final
OAK 7
TEX 6
Final
ANA 2
ARI 7
Final
ARI 3
CLE 2
6:05pm Tonight
HOU 0
MIA 0
 
9:05pm Tonight
KAN
SEA
 
10:05pm Tonight
SDP
COL
 
10:05pm Tonight
CIN
MIL
 
10:05pm Tonight
LOS
SFG
 
4th
WAS 81
CHA 81
 
4th
ORL 87
DET 100
 
3rd
PHI 68
LAC 94
 
3rd
NYK 45
BOS 51
 
3rd
BRK 68
CLE 68
 
3rd
TOR 58
LAL 57
 
3rd
ATL 63
MIA 44
 
2nd
MEM 41
GSW 47
 
2nd
HOU 46
MIN 38
 
Half
NOP 46
SAC 42
 
1st
SAN 25
DAL 18
 
9:00pm Tonight
DEN
UTA
10:00pm Tonight
PHO
POR
2nd
GONZ 59
UCLA 45
 
2nd
LOU 45
NCSU 41
 
9:45pm Tonight
DUKE
UTAH
10:00pm Tonight
NARZ
KSU
10:07pm Tonight
OKLA
MSU
1st Intermission
MIN 1
CAL 1
 
1st
CHI 2
CLB 3
 
9:30pm Tonight
EDM
DAL