ATL: RHP Tim Hudson (5-1, 1.77 ERA)
Hudson has been consistently stellar in the early going of 2007. Perhaps most impressive: his two home runs allowed in 66 innings were both solo shots. He will look to keep his stellar run going at Fenway's bandbox. BOS: LHP Kason Gabbard (1-3, 3.51 ERA in 2006)
Gabbard had a 2.75 ERA in eight starts at Triple-A Pawtucket when he was called up to face Hudson. The Red Sox rotation has experienced some adjustments due to consecutive doubleheaders and a hand injury to starter Josh Beckett, which forced him to the disabled list.
Player to watch
Hudson has not pitched at Fenway since Interleague Play in 2005. Catcher Jason Varitek has a .684 slugging percentage in 19 at-bats against Hudson.
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Alex McPhillips is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.Less