The New York Yankees would like to find out if this thing goes to 11, because 11 is one better than 10, especially when it comes to a winning streak. The last time the Yankees won 10 games in a row was 2005. One better would be the team's longest winning streak in 27 years.
Tasked with helping keep the streak alive is right-hander Hiroki Kuroda, who earned a win in six innings of work against the Braves in his last outing on June 13. Kuroda is part of a Yankees starting rotation that has been nearly untouchable in June. He is 3-0 with a 1.29 ERA in his last four starts, part of a rotation that is 12-1 with a 1.97 ERA this month.
Tim Hudson, tagged with the loss in that same June 13 game, will be on the mound Tuesday night. The Braves' right-hander is 1-2 in his last four starts. Prior to his outing against the Yankees, he hurled a complete game shutout over the Marlins.
The game starts at 7:05 p.m. Eastern. Fans can watch it on MY9 and the MLB Network.
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