Hudson, offense heat up vs. Phillies

Hudson, offense heat up vs. Phillies

at Lake Buena Vista, Fla.
Tuesday, March 4

Phillies at the plate: Ryan Howard's run-scoring single in the first mounted an attack against Tim Hudson the Phillies couldn't finish off. They had five baserunners in the first two innings and delivered only one of them. Shane Victorino had two of Philadelphia's hits.

Braves at the plate: Brent Lillibridge and Mark Teixeira, 0-for-17 between them entering the game, combined for five hits and three RBIs. Lillibridge (0-for-11) had two singles and a double, and Teixeira banged a couple of RBI singles. Jeff Francoeur's two-run double dotted the five-run second.

Phillies on the mound: Kyle Kendrick couldn't make it through his scheduled three innings, allowing nine hits and seven runs in 2 2/3; he faced 18 men, 10 of them reaching base. Francisco Rosario picked him up with 3 1/3 brilliant shutout innings, giving up two hits and striking out four.

Braves on the mound: Tim Hudson, displeased with his control in his first outing, was much sharper in his second start, throwing 34 of 51 pitches for strikes as he allowed a run in three innings. Started by Buddy Carlyle's two shutout innings, five relievers kept the muzzle on the Phillies.

Grapefruit League records: Phillies 3-3; Braves 4-2.

Up next: The Braves bus to Winter Haven, Fla., on Wednesday to meet the Indians, with righty Jair Jurrjens set to make his second start of the spring as the first of five pitchers scheduled to work. This will be Atlanta's first exhibition of the spring against American League competition.

Tom Singer is a reporter for This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.