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Tuesday, May 27th (All times Eastern)

Chicago Cubs (19-30) at San Francisco Giants (32-19), 10:15 p.m.

Probable Starting Pitchers: Chicago - Jake Arrieta (1-0, 2.33) San Francisco - Tim Hudson (4-2, 2.13)

(SportsNetwork.com) - Red-hot veteran Tim Hudson tries to continue a stretch of success against a favorite opponent on Tuesday night, when the San Francisco Giants entertain the Chicago Cubs in game two of a three-game series at AT&T Park.

The former Atlanta Braves standout has been lights-out in his first year with the Giants, especially in his last six starts -- during which he's won twice and maintained a 2.01 earned run average.

Hudson has started seven times in his career against the Cubs and is 3-1 overall. More recently, he's allowed just three runs in his last three starts against them while maintaining a 1.33 ERA.

The return to the West Coast has apparently benefited Hudson in terms of home performance as well. He's 3-0 with a 2.61 ERA in four starts at San Francisco.

Hudson began his career as a member of the cross-bay Oakland Athletics.

Facing Hudson and the Giants will be Cubs right-hander Jake Arrieta, who met them for the first and only time in 2010.

In that game, as a member of the Baltimore Orioles, Arrieta allowed three hits and a run in seven-plus innings of a 4-1 win in San Francisco.

He was a 5-1 winner at San Diego on Thursday after giving up just one run on four hits across six innings against the Padres.

San Francisco's Pablo Sandoval homered off Arrieta in the 2010 game and is on a 12-game home hitting streak in which he's batting .378 with four home runs and 12 runs batted in.

On Monday, Jeff Samardzija struck out 10 batters and finally earned his first win of the season as the Cubs took down the Giants, 8-4.

Samardzija (1-4), who entered Monday's tilt with the best ERA (1.46) in the majors, was winless in 10 starts. His first win came despite matching a season-high four runs -- three earned -- on six hits in seven-plus innings of work.

Nate Schierholtz had two runs scored and a pair of hits, including his first home run of the season for the Cubs, who improved to 3-2 on a 10-game road trip. Anthony Rizzo also had two hits and two runs, while Darwin Barney drove in a pair.

Sandoval went 2-for-4 with a homer in defeat, driving in three of San Francisco's four runs. Brandon Crawford had the other RBI, but it came late in the game with a five-run deficit.

Yusmeiro Petit (3-2) surrendered four runs on six hits in five innings for the Giants. David Huff didn't fare much better out of the bullpen, allowing four runs on seven hits in 1 1/3 frames.

The Giants lost four of seven meetings with the Cubs a season ago.

05/27 10:43:42 ET

  • ACC: Wake Forest at Duke

    Wednesday at 8:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • ACC: Syracuse at NC State

    Saturday at 12:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • SEC: Florida at Kentucky

    Saturday at 2:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • Pac 12: Stanford at Arizona

    Saturday at 4:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • ACC: NC State at Clemson

    Tomorrow at 9:00 pm on WRAL-FM

  • ACC: Duke vs. Wake Forest

    Wednesday at 8:00 pm on 620am

  • Big Ten: Wisconsin at Minnesota

    Thursday at 7:00 pm on 99.9 The Fan

  • NBA: Dallas at Portland

    Thursday at 9:30 pm on 99.9 The Fan

Scoreboard
Local
3rd
CHI 4
CAR 0
 
Final
SAV 49
NCCU 62
 
Final
MIA 7
FIU 2
 
Final
DET 12
FLASO 2
 
Final
PHI 103
TOR 114
Final
BRK 110
GSW 108
Final
MIA 115
PHO 98
 
4th
MIN 103
LAC 106
 
4th
DAL 87
NOP 75
 
Final
TEX 61
BAY 59
 
Final
SYR 47
UVA 59
Final
SHSU 76
CARK 49
 
Final
NWST 92
SELA 79
 
Final
NCAT 67
COOK 50
 
Final
HOW 61
NORST 59
 
Final
DELST 85
HAMP 75
 
Final
STEPH 83
INCWORD 62
 
Final
MCNST 70
LAM 69
 
Final
NO 79
NICST 89
 
Final
SAV 49
NCCU 62
 
2nd
ALAAM 61
TXSOU 72
 
2nd
VT 40
BC 54
 
2nd
MVSU 45
GRAM 50
 
2nd
ISU 45
OKLA 48
 
2nd
ALAST 41
PVU 50
 
Half
ARKPB 39
JST 30
 
Final
NYR 4
NAS 1
3rd
CHI 4
CAR 0
 
1st
SJS 1
MON 0