The New York Yankees were defeated by the Atlanta Braves, 10-5, on Wednesday at Yankee Stadium. After winning 10 straight games and 20 of 24 the Yankees have now lost two straight games.
The longball was the weapon of choice for both teams in Wednesday's game. There were a combined nine home runs hit (five for Atlanta, four for New York) in the contest. The Braves led 3-0 after the first inning due to an RBI single from Dan Uggla and a two-run homer by Freddie Freeman. Derek Jeter hit a solo homer in the bottom of the first inning to put the Yankees on the board. Martin Prado, Jason Heyward and David Ross answered for the Braves in the third, fourth and fifth innings with solo shots. Eric Chavez (in the fifth) and Alex Rodriguez and Robinson Cano (in the sixth) hit solo home runs to cut the Braves lead to 6-4. A Curtis Granderson RBI single in the seventh inning got the Yankees within a run of tying but the Braves answered again with three runs in the eighth inning with Freeman's third RBI and Heyward's second homer. Prado added another insurance run in the ninth with an RBI single.
Phil Hughes went only 4 1/3 innings in the loss, giving up six hits, six earned runs and four home runs. He struck out five batters. Tommy Hanson picked up the win for the Braves despite giving up five hits and four earned runs in five innings. Boone Logan gave up the other Braves home run in the eighth inning.
The Yankees (41-27) will look to return to their winning ways against the New York Mets (37-32) on June 22 at Citi Field.
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|WP: Tommy Hanson (8 - 4)
LP: Phil Hughes (7 - 6)