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at Fenway Park
Boston is 23-17 (second in AL East); Atlanta is 23-17 (first in NL East).
Tonight (7:05, Ch. 38/NESN, WEEI 850): RHP Tim Hudson (4-2, 3.18) vs. RHP Wade Miller (0-0, 4.22).
Tomorrow (7:05, NESN, WEEI): RHP Kyle Davies (0-0, 0.00) vs. RHP Tim Wakefield (4-2, 3.61).
Sunday (2:05, NESN, WEEI): RHP John Smoltz (3-3, 2.83) vs. RHP Matt Clement (4-0, 3.56).
Head to head: This is the only series of the season. The Red Sox lost two of three in Atlanta last year.
Miscellany: Hudson got shelled in his only appearance at Fenway Park last season, dropping a 12-2 decision while pitching for Oakland . . . Atlanta, which was just swept by the surging Padres, has lost six of its last nine . . . After a miserable Opening Day, Smoltz has lowered his ERA to 2.83, eighth in the National League . . . The Braves will be without starting pitcher John Thomson for up to three months after the righthander was diagnosed with a partial tear to the supporting structure around the tendon of his middle finger. He hurt the finger during Monday's start in San Diego.

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