The Braves got a vintage Tim Hudson pitching performance Wednesday at Wrigley Field, but it went wasted in a 1-0 loss to the Cubs.

They didn't hit a lot of balls hard against left-hander Paul Maholm. And on most occasions when they did, there was usually Cubs defender waiting to snag it. Sometimes in the darndest places.

Tweaked defensive alignments and Maholm's craftiness helped Chicago beat the Braves in a game that lasted barely two hours and gave the last-place Cubs a series win over the Braves.