ATLANTA, Aug. 14 (UPI) -- Tim Hudson
tamed the Padres over 6 1/3 scoreless innings Tuesday and the Atlanta Braves snapped a two-game skid with a 6-0 whitewash of San Diego.
Hudson (12-4) ran his unbeaten streak to eight starts, holding the Padres to just two hits while walking one and striking out four.
The right-hander improved to 5-0 in his last five outings against San Diego as the Braves evened their four-game series at one win apiece.
Martin Prado cracked a three-run homer and Dan Uggla added a solo shot for the Braves, who are locked in a race with Pittsburgh, San Francisco and St. Louis for a National League wild-card spot.
San Diego's Clayton Richard (9-12) went 6 1/3 innings in the loss, yielding five runs on nine hits.
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