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New York Yankees Get Their Second Consecutive Series Sweep

June 13th, 2012 at 10:55 PM
By Karen Vankat

The New York Yankees have completed a second straight sweep against a National League team beating the Atlanta Braves, 3-2 at Turner Field.

New York continues it's dominance in inter-league play at 164-109 (.600), ranking first all-time in inter league wins and winning percentage.Yankees' starter Hiroki Kuroda pitched in and out of trouble all night. Kuroda now has allowed only two earned runs or less in nine of his 13 starts this season. Hiroki completed seven innings allowing the two runs on nine hits with eight strikeouts two walks and threw 110 pitches which 75 went for strikes.

Tim Hudson went six innings for the Braves giving up three runs on six hits, also struck out  eight and walked three. 

The Yankees scored in the top of the first when Alex Rodriguez singled home Derek Jeter who led off the inning with a double.

Atlanta would take the lead in the bottom of the fifth on a Brian McCann two run homer, but the Yankees would take the lead right back in the top of the sixth with Curtis Granderson's two run jack. 

The Braves would make it interesting in the bottom of the eighth having runners at first and third with one out. Yankee's reliever Cody Eppley would get Martin Prado to hit into the 6-4-3 double play to get out of the jam.

Rafael Soriano would get his 11th save of the season and Kuroda would get his sixth win of the season.

Bomber Notes

David Robertson rejoined the team in Atlanta after making two relief appearances for Triple-A Scranton Wilkes-Barre throwing two scoreless innings and getting two strikeouts. Manager Joe Girardi said David is "good to go" and will be activated by Friday in time for the series against the Washington Nationals.

Granderson's home run was his team leading 19th of the season.

The Yankees got their fifth series sweep of the season, won seven of their last eight series and are a season high 12 games over .500. 

After an off day tomorrow the Bombers will head to Washington D.C. for a weekend series with the Nationals.


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Tags: Atlanta Braves, Baseball, Curtis Granderson, David Robertson, Derek Jeter, Hiroki Kuroda, MLB, New York, New York Yankees, Rafael Soriano

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