Sabathia matched Detroit's Justin Verlander as being the only pitchers to throw over a 100 pitches in every start this season. The Yankees' lefty threw 116 total pitches which 84 went for strikes allowing two runs on seven hits striking out 10 and walking two. Sabathia gave up one run in the first when Michael Bourn tripled and scored on a Martin Prado groundout. Atlanta's second run came in the fifth when Bourn singled home Jason Heyward. Sabathia has kept the line moving continuing the great starting pitching the Yankees have been getting over this entire winning streak. New York's starters are 12-1 in the month of June with a 1.93 ERA. Sabathia garnered his ninth win of the season tying teammate Ivan Nova for the team lead.
Russell Martin doubled in the fifth scoring Alex Rodriguez for the first Yankee run of the game.
Derek Jeter would give New York the lead with two outs and bases loaded in the same inning with a single up the middle scoring two. Captain clutch did it again with two outs in the seventh inning getting another single to score Chris Stewart from second. Jeter was 2-for-4 with three RBIs on the night and leads the American League with 87 hits.
Mark Teixeira had a solo shot to right field in the sixth extending the Yankees' lead to 4-2. Robinson Cano would blast his nth home run of the season into monument park in the eighth making the score, 6-2.
The Yankees' defense is the best in the league with only 26 errors and they flashed the leather tonight with a great play by Jeter with a diving stop in the seventh and a nice double play by Cano to Teixeira.
Atlanta starter Mike Minor went 5 2/3 innings allowing four runs on four hits striking out seven and walking four.
The series continues tomorrow night at Yankee Stadium with Hiroki Kuroda going for the Bombers and Tim Hudson on the mound for the Braves in the 7:05 p.m. start.
With the Yankees win tonight and the Baltimore Orioles loss, New York has a 2 1/2 game lead in the AL East.
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