Tim Hudson threw 78 pitches in seven innings on Sunday night. (AP)
By Mark Bowman / MLB.com
Tim Hudson settled down after a two-run first inning on Opening Night at Nationals Park, retiring 19 straight to end the seventh, but the Braves offered little help, falling on a walk-off homer despite tying it in the ninth.
a-Walked for Hudson in the 8th. 1-Ran for Pena in the 8th. 2-Ran for Teixeira in the 9th.
BATTING 2B: Teixeira (1, Rauch). HR: Jones (1, 4th inning off Perez, 0 on, 1 out). TB: Johnson; Jones 4; Teixeira 2; Francoeur; McCann. RBI: Jones (1). Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Johnson. S: Hudson. Team LOB: 4.
BASERUNNING CS: Johnson (1, 2nd base by Perez/Lo Duca). PO: Johnson (1st base by Perez).