Alex Gonzalez has 4 hits, Braves pound Padres, 8-0

ATLANTA (AP) - Tim Hudson dominated San Diego again, Alex Gonzalez capped his first homestand in Atlanta with four hits and the Braves beat the Padres 8-0 on Thursday.

Gonzalez had hits in his first four at-bats to give him a streak of hits in six straight at-bats over two games, four shy of the Atlanta record. He struck out in the eighth to end the run. Gonzalez has hits in six of seven games since coming to the Braves in the July 14 swap of shortstops that sent Yunel Escobar to Toronto.

Hudson (10-5) allowed only four hits in seven scoreless innings. He is 5-0 in nine career appearances against the Padres, including two wins this season.

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