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Braves pitchers take no-no into 8th, fall to Tigers, 2-1, in spring opener

Tim Hudson combined with a handful of pitchers to take a no-hitter into the eighth inning Friday, but the bottom of the Atlanta bullpen blew it in a 2-1 loss.

Tim Hudson combined with a handful of pitchers to take a no-hitter into the eighth inning Friday, but the bottom of the Atlanta bullpen blew it in a 2-1 loss.

KISSIMMEE, Fla. — The Atlanta Braves opened up spring training with seven straight innings of no-hit baseball from their pitching staff before giving up a pair of runs in the eighth and losing Friday’s game to the Detriot Tigers, 2-1.

The Tigers were hitless before Tyler Collins opened up the eighth with a triple off Braves pitcher Ryan Buchter, who gave up three hits and two runs in the inning and picked up the loss.

Tim Hudson started for the Braves, threw two innings and allowed just one base runner on a second-inning walk to Prince Fielder, while closer Craig Kimbrel pitched a clean third inning.

Atlanta, which likely started its opening-day lineup, got its lone run in the ninth inning when Joey Terdoslavich homered to left field.

Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman and second baseman Dan Uggla were the only starters to get hits in the game, both finishing 1-for-2 at the plate.

Atlanta will play again today at 1 p.m. against the New York Yankees.