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Braves' A. Jones slaps two more HRs in win over Brewers

CBS SportsLine.com wire reports
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MILWAUKEE -- Andruw Jones gave Tim Hudson all the support he needed Sunday.

Jones hit his major league-leading 41st and 42nd home runs, Hudson pitched his second straight complete game, and the Atlanta Braves beat the Milwaukee Brewers 5-2.

"Something special, Hudson getting back-to-back complete games," Braves manager Bobby Cox said. "Andruw gave us what we needed today."

Jones also took over the NL lead with 102 RBI with his eighth multihomer game of the season. His three-run shot to left field in the third inning against Chris Capuano gave Atlanta all the runs it needed.

"I wanted to go out there and start something," Jones said. "I felt good in batting practice."

Hudson (11-7) scattered seven hits, including homers to Brady Clark and Chad Moeller. He pitched his first complete game of the season Monday against Chicago.

The Braves increased their lead to 5-1 in the fifth on Jones' solo shot. Among Jones' home runs, 31 have went to left field.

Brewers manager Ned Yost knew his team was in trouble after Jones' second home run.

"Hudson is 83-4 when given a four-run lead," Yost said. "Our goal today was to keep it to three runs or less to give us a chance to win."

Capuano (14-9) pitched seven innings, allowing five runs -- four earned. He was bidding to become Milwaukee's first 15-game winner since 1993, when Cal Eldred won 16 games.

"I was having a little trouble keeping the ball down to Andruw Jones ," Capuano said.

"I just kind of gave in and threw him a fastball down the middle," Capuano said of Jones' first homer. "The second one was a slider that was supposed to be down and I just left it up."

Hudson helped the Braves score another run in the fourth. Johnny Estrada reached on a throwing error, moved to second on a single by Adam LaRoche and took third on a flyout.

Hudson bunted back to Capuano, who decided not to make a throw to home plate and instead threw to first base.

Capuano retired the first three batters on seven pitches, then Milwaukee took a 1-0 lead when Clark hit an 0-1 pitch over the left-field wall for his fifth leadoff home run of the season and the sixth of his career.

The Brewers completed the scoring in the fifth when Moeller's drive hit the top of the left-field wall and went over for his fifth home run and first since July 3.

Hudson, who never had back-to-back complete games before, retired the last 10 batters he faced and allowed just one hit after the fifth inning.

"I've never been a big complete-game guy," Hudson said. "My concern is how strong I am at the end of the year. I don't need to be macho and run out of gas at the end of the year."

Notes

  • Jones has 29 multihomer games.
  • The Braves split the season series with Milwaukee, 3-3. Atlanta has never lost a season series to Milwaukee since the Brewers switched to the National League in 1998.
  • Rookie OF Corey Hart made his first start in right field in place of Geoff Jenkins and committed his first error in the major leagues when he dropped a fly ball.
  • Ned Yost has 199 career wins as Brewers manager.
  • RHP Justin Lehr, who replaced RHP Ben Sheets (shoulder tear) on the roster, pitched the eighth and ninth innings.
 
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Andruw Jones exchanges fists pumps with his third-base coach after belting a 3-run shot in the third.  (AP)
Andruw Jones exchanges fists pumps with his third-base coach after belting a 3-run shot in the third. (AP)

Players of the Game
Atlanta

T. Hudson
IP 9.0
H 7
ER 2
BB 0
K 4
Atlanta

A. Jones
AB 4
R 2
H 2
HR 2
RBI 4
 
Atlanta Braves
Rafael Furcal, SS3110101 .276
Marcus Giles, 2B4000002 .305
Chipper Jones, 3B3100111 .301
Andruw Jones, CF4224000 .272
Jeff Francoeur, RF3000110 .351
Johnny Estrada, C4100010 .257
Adam LaRoche, 1B3010000 .252
Ryan Langerhans, LF4000004 .245
Tim Hudson, P3001010 .120
Totals31545348 
Batting
HR - Andruw Jones 2 (42, Capuano, Capuano)
SH - Tim Hudson (2)
RBI - Andruw Jones 4 (102), Tim Hudson (4)
2-OUT RBI - Andruw Jones 4 (42)
Team LOB - 4
Atlanta Braves
Tim Hudson (W,11-7) 9722042 3.28
Pitches-Strikes - Tim Hudson 108-68
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Tim Hudson 10-12
Batters Faced - Tim Hudson 33
Milwaukee Brewers
Brady Clark, CF4111000 .309
Rickie Weeks, 2B4000000 .247
Lyle Overbay, 1B4000000 .276
Carlos Lee, LF4010010 .264
Russell Branyan, 3B4010011 .261
Bill Hall, SS4020011 .267
Corey Hart, RF3010001 .225
Chad Moeller, C3111002 .208
Chris Capuano, P2000011 .123
   a- Wes Helms, PH1000000 .303
    Justin Lehr, P0000000 .000
Totals33272046 
a-grounded out for Capuano in the 7th
Batting
2B - Russell Branyan (11, Hudson)
HR - Brady Clark (10, Hudson), Chad Moeller (5, Hudson)
RBI - Brady Clark (41), Chad Moeller (14)
PK - Bill Hall (1, Hudson)
Team LOB - 4
Fielding
Outfield Assists - Carlos Lee 1
DP - Lee-Moeller
E - Russell Branyan (5, ), Corey Hart (1, dropped fly)
Milwaukee Brewers
Chris Capuano (L,14-9) 7454342 3.61
Justin Lehr 2000000 3.66
HBP - LaRoche (by Chris Capuano)
Pitches-Strikes - Chris Capuano 99-57, Justin Lehr 20-14
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Chris Capuano 2-16, Justin Lehr 4-2
Batters Faced - Chris Capuano 30, Justin Lehr 6
Game Information
Attendance - 35060
Game Time - 2:22
Temperature - 79
Umpires - Home - Jerry Layne, First Base - Paul Emmel, Second Base - Ed Montague, Third Base - Tony Randazzo