The New York Yankees sweep the Atlanta Braves

By garymarchese

The New York Yankees defeated the Atlanta Braves 3-2 on Wednesday night to complete a three game sweep.  The Yankees won 3-0 on Monday night and 6-4 on Tuesday night.  The theme of this series was very good pitching from the Yankees and timely hitting.

The Yankees have had their problems with runners in scoring position and I would say they still do.  In this series though they got a couple of clutch homeruns that either won or helped them win the game.  Ivan Nova, CC Sabathia and Hiroki Kuroda pitched well for the Yankees.  Sabathia struggled in the first inning but then settled down after that.  Phil Hughes and Kuroda pitched well and the bullpen really pitched well the whole series.

In the first game on Monday night the Yankees scored single runs in the first three innings and held on for the win.  In the second game on Tuesday Alex Rodriguez had a grand slam to tie the game in the eighth inning and Nick Swisher had a two run homerun which turned out to be the game winner.  The game on Wednesday night saw the Yankees Curtis Granderson hit a two run homerun in the sixth to put the Yankees ahead 3-2 and they would hold onto that lead to get the three game sweep.

The Yankees are now 9-2 in June and have won six games in a row.  Their pitching has been what has taken them to the top of the division and top of the American League.

The Yankees will get a day off on Thursday and then take on the Washington Nationals in Washington D.C. for a three game series.

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