ATLANTA - Tim Hudson struck out 10 and Chipper Jones hit an RBI single in the eighth inning as the Atlanta Braves held their NL wild-card edge by beating the New York Mets 1-0 Saturday.
The Braves began the day with a 3½-game lead over St. Louis for the wild card. The victory prevented Philadelphia from clinching the NL East - the Phillies could do that later by defeating the Cardinals.
Hudson (15-10) held the Mets to four hits over eight innings.
Craig Kimbrel earned his 45th save in 51 chances after striking out the side, fanning David Wright, Lucas Duda and Jason Bay.
One day after the Mets beat Atlanta 12-2 and got 20 hits, Hudson and Kimbrel shut them down.