Washington (51-68) at Atlanta (70-49), 7:10 p.m. EDT, Sports.com Line: Atlanta -230, Washington +205 Total: 7
The Nationals and Braves continue their three-game series tonight in Atlanta. The Braves have won three straight and eight of their last 10 games. Atlanta’s 43-16 home record is tops in the majors this season. Baseball Scores
The Nationals have lost seven of their last nine and are 5-10 in August. Livan Hernandez (8-8, 3.08 ERA) will get the start against Tim Hudson (14-5, 2.13 ERA). Hernandez has not fared well against the Braves in his career, going 8-16 with a 4.99 ERA. Basketball Scores
Tim Hudson has been fantastic this season for Atlanta holding opponents to a career-low .212 BA. He has been basically unhittable in his last five starts, going 5-0 with a 0.49 ERA (2 ER in 36.2 IP). Hudson has also had great success against the Nationals/Expos in his career, going 10-1 with a minuscule 1.49 ERA in 16 starts. NFL Scores
FoxSheets says: HUDSON is 41-14 (+22.0 Units) against the money line in August games since 1997. (Team’s Record) The average score was HUDSON 5.8, OPPONENT 3.7 – (Rating = 0*).