ATLANTA (AP) -- Tim Hudson honored college teammate Josh Hancock
with another strong outing and Andruw Jones won it for the Braves
with a three-run homer in the ninth inning, giving Atlanta a 5-2
win over the Philadelphia Phillies on Monday night.
Pitching with a "JH" on the front of his jersey, Hudson
allowed only four hits in eight innings though he didn't get a
In the bottom of the ninth, Kelly Johnson led off with a single,
Chipper Jones walked and Andruw Jones hit a towering drive into the
left-field seats off Antonio Alfonseca (1-1).
Chipper Jones also homered for the Braves.
Hudson was good friends with Hancock, the St. Louis pitcher who
died early Sunday in a car crash. The two played together at Auburn
in 1997, when Hudson was the Southeastern Conference player of the
year and Hancock was a freshman. Together, they helped lead the
Tigers to the College World Series.
While Hudson failed to improve to 4-0 for the first time in his
career, he has clearly regained the form that made him one of
baseball's top starters in Oakland. He struggled last season for
Tim Hudson Honors Josh Hancock
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