CHICAGO (AP) – Tim Hudson pitched his first complete game of the season and Chipper Jones hit two two-run homers, the second in the ninth off reliever Kerry Wood, to lead the Atlanta Braves to a 4-2 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Monday night.

It was Jones’ first multihomer game since Aug. 25, 2004, against Colorado, and the 31st of his career.

Marcus Giles singled with one out in the ninth. Jones then connected on a 2-2 pitch from Wood (3-4), sending his 13th homer over the wall in right-center.

Hudson (10-7) allowed seven hits, struck out five and walked one in his first complete game since Aug. 17, 2004.

Cubs starter Carlos Zambrano allowed two runs and three hits, struck out 10 and did not walk a batter before being lifted for a pinch hitter in the eighth. He retired the last 14 batters he faced. The only inning he allowed a baserunner was the fourth, when Jones’ two-run homer broke a scoreless tie.

Chicago’s Derrek Lee led off the seventh with his 37th homer, tying the game at 2. With that, he also tied Ernie Banks for the most home runs in a season by a Cubs first baseman.

Both starters retired the first nine batters before hitting trouble in the fourth.

Rafael Furcal doubled down the left-field line leading off the top half of the inning and moved to third on Giles’ sacrifice bunt. Jones then pulled a 3-2 pitch to the last row of the bleachers in right.

Andruw Jones followed the homer with a single. But Zambrano, who had allowed three earned runs in 25 1-3 innings before Monday’s start, struck out Adam LaRoche and Jeff Francoeur to end the threat.

The Cubs loaded the bases with no outs in the bottom of the inning but scored just one run.

Hudson hit Matt Lawton leading off. After Todd Walker doubled to the right-field corner, Lee walked to load the bases. Aramis Ramirez, who was 3-for-7 with a grand slam this season and 29-for-78 in his career with the bases loaded, hit a grounder to shot that was turned into a double play. Lawton scored, making it 2-1, but Jeromy Burnitz struck out.

Notes: The Braves activated C Johnny Estrada, who missed 14 games with a lumbar and cervical strain, from the 15-day DL on Monday and sent C Brayan Pena to Triple-A Richmond. Estrada is batting .255 with three homers and 35 RBIs. … Cubs SS Nomar Garciaparra, who had two hits Sunday against Colorado after missing two games with a stiff lower back, did not play. “He’s day to day,” manager Dusty Baker said. “He’s no better or worse than he was yesterday.”

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