Monday, June 18, 2012

Yankees Beat Braves, win 10th in a row

YANKEES 5
BRAVES 0 

So much for that early season slump. The New York Yankees continue their feast on the NL East, winning their 10th straight game to improve to 41-25, best in the American League.

Since their hideous 21-21 start, the Yankees are 20-4 ever since.

Four of the Bombers 10 consecutive victories have been at the hands of the Braves, who blew a 2-0 lead on New York, Monday night.

For four innings Braves starter Mike Minor was dazzling for Atlanta, retiring the first 12 Yankees to face him, but in the fifth, the Yankees offense exploded. A single by Alex Rodriguez was followed by a walk to Robinson Cano. After Andruw Jones grounded out, Russell Martin cracked a ground rule double to drive in A-Rod to make it 2-1 Braves.

Three batters later, Derek Jeter's single to center drove in Cano and Martin putting the Yankees in front 3-2.

The Yankees would tack on in the sixth and seventh innings. First Mark Teixiera blasted a solo shot to left to make 4-2, and Jeter added another RBI single.

After a bumping start, Yankees ace CC Sabathia went the distance, nine innings of seven hit ball, giving up two runs, while striking out 10.

See the symmetry? 10 strikeouts - 10 wins. 

The Yankees will now try to make it 11 tomorrow night, but it might be tough with Tim Hudson going for Atlanta. Stay tuned to see if this streak hits historical proportions.

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