Braves plan to start Hudson, Lowe on 3 days’ rest

The Atlanta Braves plan to start Tim Hudson and Derek Lowe on

three days’ rest during this last week of their playoff push.

The Braves needed to adjust their rotation because Jair Jurrjens

is still slowed by a sore right knee.

Atlanta went into Monday night’s game against Florida trailing

San Diego by a half-game in the NL wild-card race.

Manager Bobby Cox says he plans to start Hudson on Tuesday

against the Marlins, followed by Lowe on Wednesday.

Jurrjens said a cortisone shot on Saturday helped only a little.

He says he may have a second MRI exam if the knee doesn’t improve.

The first test showed a slight tear.