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Hudson (4-2) gave up just three hits, and retired 11 straight batters before Edwin Encarnacion singled leading off the eighth. Encarnacion went to second on Yunel Escobar's throwing error, the first Cincinnati batter to get past first, but was eventually stranded at third on pinch-hitter Joey Votto's groundout.
McCann's sixth homer of the season came in the fourth off Edinson Volquez (4-1), sending the Reds to their third straight loss.
Chipper Jones, who reached base in all four at-bats, scored on McCann's homer and had two of Atlanta's six hits.
Hudson's last shutout was Sept. 16 at Washington. His complete game, the first for Atlanta's staff this season, gave him 22 in his career and six in four years with the Braves.
With just one victory in his previous three starts, Hudson gave the Braves' ailing pitching staff a boost after John Smoltz said before the game that he's likely to return from the disabled list as Atlanta's closer instead of rejoining the rotation.
Marlins 6, Padres 4
MIAMI (AP) - Dan Uggla hit two home runs and Mark Hendrickson pitched seven effective innings to lead Florida to the win.
Uggla's second homer, a three-run shot off Justin Germano (0-3) that traveled over the left-field scoreboard, was followed by a homer from Luis Gonzalez. It was the third time the Marlins hit back-to-back home runs this season.
Hendrickson (5-1) allowed three runs and five hits for the Marlins, who ended a three-game losing streak.
Khalil Greene hit a two-run homer for San Diego, which has lost 13 of 16 and four of its last five games.
Kevin Gregg allowed a run in the ninth before finishing for his fifth save in six opportunities.