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Zimmermann Takes Loss in His Season Opener With Nats


WASHINGTON (AP) -- Tim Hudson pitched seven solid innings in another strong start against Washington and Brian McCann had four RBIs in the Atlanta Braves' 11-2 victory over the Nationals on Sunday.

Hudson (1-0) gave up one run and three hits, struck out five and walked one. He didn't allow a baserunner after Danny Espinosa singled to lead off the second, getting 18 consecutive outs.

Hudson improved to 11-2 with a 1.88 ERA against the Nationals' franchise.

Auburndale, WI native Jordan Zimmermann took the loss for Washington.  He pitched 6 innings in his season debut, giving up 3 runs (2 earned) on 4 hits.  Zimmermann walked 3 batters and struck out 2. 

McCann drove in four runs on three singles for the Braves, who took two of three from Washington in the season-opening series. Martin Prado had three hits, including two doubles, and an RBI after opening the season 0 for 9.

Atlanta put the game away with a six-run eighth inning, after Zimmermann had left the mound.

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