Jones hit his major league-leading 41st and 42nd home runs,
Hudson pitched his second straight complete game, and the Atlanta
Braves beat the Milwaukee Brewers 5-2.
"Something special, Hudson getting back-to-back complete
games," Braves manager Bobby Cox said. "Andruw gave us what we
Jones also took over the NL lead with 102 RBI with his eighth
multihomer game of the season. His three-run shot to left field in
the third inning against Chris Capuano gave Atlanta all the runs it
"I wanted to go out there and start something," Jones said.
"I felt good in batting practice."
Hudson (11-7) scattered seven hits, including homers to Brady
Clark and Chad Moeller. He pitched his first complete game of the
season Monday against Chicago.
The Braves increased their lead to 5-1 in the fifth on Jones'
solo shot. Among Jones' home runs, 31 have went to left field.
Brewers manager Ned Yost knew his team was in trouble after
Jones' second home run.
"Hudson is 83-4 when given a four-run lead," Yost said. "Our
goal today was to keep it to three runs or less to give us a chance
Capuano (14-9) pitched seven innings, allowing five runs -- four
earned. He was bidding to become Milwaukee's first 15-game winner
since 1993, when Cal Eldred won 16 games.
"I was having a little trouble keeping the ball down to Andruw
Jones," Capuano said.
"I just kind of gave in and threw him a fastball down the
middle," Capuano said of Jones' first homer. "The second one was
a slider that was supposed to be down and I just left it up."
Hudson helped the Braves score another run in the fourth. Johnny
Estrada reached on a throwing error, moved to second on a single by
Adam LaRoche and took third on a flyout.
Hudson bunted back to Capuano, who decided not to make a throw
to home plate and instead threw to first base.
Capuano retired the first three batters on seven pitches, then
Milwaukee took a 1-0 lead when Clark hit an 0-1 pitch over the
left-field wall for his fifth leadoff home run of the season and
the sixth of his career.
The Brewers completed the scoring in the fifth when Moeller's
drive hit the top of the left-field wall and went over for his
fifth home run and first since July 3.
Hudson, who never had back-to-back complete games before,
retired the last 10 batters he faced and allowed just one hit after
the fifth inning.
"I've never been a big complete-game guy," Hudson said. "My
concern is how strong I am at the end of the year. I don't need to
be macho and run out of gas at the end of the year."
Jones has 29 multihomer games. ... The Braves split the
season series with Milwaukee, 3-3. Atlanta has never lost a season
series to Milwaukee since the Brewers switched to the National
League in 1998. ... Rookie OF Corey Hart made his first start in
right field in place of Geoff Jenkins and committed his first error
in the major leagues when he dropped a fly ball. ... Ned Yost has
199 career wins as Brewers manager. ... RHP Justin Lehr, who
replaced RHP Ben Sheets (shoulder tear) on the roster, pitched the
eighth and ninth innings.