ATLANTA (AP) - Tim Hudson struck out a career-high 13 and Martin
Prado equaled his career best with five RBIs, powering the Atlanta
Braves to a 12-3 rout of the Florida Marlins on Saturday night.
Matt Diaz and Eric Hinske also homered for the Braves, who
scored six runs in the second and snapped a four-game losing
streak, their longest since April. They maintained a two-game lead
in the NL East over Philadelphia.
Hudson (15-5) struck out the first two Florida hitters and
finished his night by fanning the side in the seventh. He eclipsed
his previous career high of 12 strikeouts. Prado had a two-run
homer and matched the five RBIs he had at Milwaukee on May 10.
Florida's Ricky Nolasco (14-9) lasted only two innings, his
shortest start of the season.