Tuesday, June 19, 2012

The Yankees win streak reaches double digits with their win over the Braves

The New York Yankees defeated the Atlanta Braves by the score of 6-2 on Monday night. The game took place at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx,NY. The Yankees offense took a while to get going but then they were able to grab the lead and add on to it. CC Sabathia started for the Yankees and pitched really well. The Yankees offense did have two homeruns. The win streak has reached ten as they have swept through this portion of the interleague schedule with five more games to go in it. 
Sabathia started and pitched a complete game. He pitched nine innings giving up two runs on seven hits. He walked one and struck out ten to win his ninth game of the season. Mike Minor started for the Braves and had the Yankees baffled for four innings. Minor suffered his fifth loss of the season pitching 5 2/3 innings giving up four hits and four runs with three walks and seven strikeouts. Kris Medlen pitched an inning giving up three hits and a run, Jonny Venters pitched 1/3 of an inning giving up a walk and striking out one and Anthony Varvaro pitched an inning giving up a hit and a run with two strikeouts.

Derek Jeter had two hits and three RBI, Curtis Granderson drew a walk and Mark Teixeira had a hit and an RBI. Alex Rodriguez had a hit and drew a walk, Robinson Cano had a hit, an RBI and drew a walk and Russell Martin had two hits and an RBI. Jayson Nix drew a walk and Chris Stewart had a hit. Martin and Stewart each had a double. Cano and Teixeira each had a homerun. The Yankees were 3-7 with runners in scoring position and they left four men on base.

The Braves took a 1-0 lead in the first on a Prado groundout following a leadoff triple. Bourn hit an RBI single to give the Braves a 2-0 lead in the fifth inning. In the bottom of the fifth Martin had an RBI double and Jeter had a two run single giving the Yankees a 3-2 lead. Teixeira had a solo homerun in the sixth to extend the lead to 4-2. Jeter had an RBI single in the seventh to push the lead to 5-2 and the scoring was complete on a solo homerun by Cano. The homerun came in the eighth inning.

The Yankees are now 41-25 and 2 ½ games ahead of the Baltimore Orioles for first in the AL East. They are also tied in the loss column with the Los Angeles Dodgers for best record in baseball. The two teams will play game two of their three game series on Tuesday night and then complete the series on Wednesday afternoon.

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