Tim Hudson continued his red-hot form while opposing pitcher Tim Lincecum remained mired in a challenging season as the Atlanta Braves beat the San Francisco Giants 7-1 on Sunday.
Hudson (13-4) breezed through seven innings and allowed one run to win his seventh consecutive decision. The right-hander has not lost since July 1.
The Braves' (73-55) win kept them at the top of the National League Wild Card race.
They scored two runs in the first inning and led 5-0 by the sixth inning.
Lincecum gave up three runs in five innings and fell to 7-14 on the season, a far cry from the form that has earned him two Cy Young Awards.
San Francisco (71-57) still leads the NL West by two games but the Los Angeles Dodgers have acquired Adrian Gonzalez, Josh Beckett and Carl Crawford as they look to make a realistic push for the playoffs in the final weeks of the regular season.
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