Houston, TX (Sports Network) – Freddie Freeman and Alex Gonzalez each had a home run and three RBI to lead Atlanta to an 11-4 victory over Houston in the first of a four-game series.
Tim Hudson (5-5) allowed two runs on seven hits while striking out four through six innings to earn the win, snapping an 0-3 streak over his past five starts.
Eric Hinske and Chipper Jones also homered for the Braves, who won their fourth straight game and sixth in their last eight tries.
Aneury Rodriguez (0-4) went four-plus innings, allowing six runs on six hits and a walk.
Michael Bourn tied his career high with four hits and was a home run short of the cycle in the Astros’ sixth loss in seven games.