When he was with the Dodgers, Hiroki Kuroda pitched well against the Braves, but he rarely won because he rarely got enough run support. For a while, it seemed tonight would be the same thing all over again. Curtis Granderson, though, delivered a go-ahead two-run home run in the sixth inning and the Yankees got out of Atlanta with a 3-2 win and a three-game series sweep. The Yankees have won nine of 10 and have swept back-to-back three-game series. Kuroda allowed two runs through six innings, continuing his string of four consecutive strong starts. Granderson’s home run was his 19th of the season. Derek Jeter added two hits and scored the Yankees first run on Alex Rodriguez’s RBI single. Boone Logan, Cody Eppley and Rafael Soriano closed out the win, with Eppley getting the biggest outs of the night when Martin Prado grounded into an inning-ending double play with the tying run at third base in the eighth inning.
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