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Bits: Dan Hudson impressive in NL debut

Updated: August 2, 2010, 9:20 AM ET
By Eric Karabell

Arizona Diamondbacks right-hander Daniel Hudson tossed eight innings of one-run ball at Citi Field on Sunday in his National League debut. Hudson allowed three hits and one walk; in three starts for the Chicago White Sox this season, he permitted 17 hits and 13 walks in only 15 2/3 innings. Sunday's performance was more in line with his minor league numbers. Buy low.

Kansas City Royals outfielder Alex Gordon -- he should be eligible there this week -- homered for the second time in three days Sunday, and now sports a seven-game hitting streak. Gordon, 26, hit .315 with power at Triple-A Omaha this season, and certainly has upside. If he keeps hitting, he'll force himself into mixed-league consideration.

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