A lot of things have to go right for a double-digit winning streak to continue. When things don’t go right, games like tonight happen. The Yankees 10-game winning streak came to an end with a 4-3 loss to the Braves, and the winning run scored on a sharp groundball that ricocheted off Mark Teixeira’s heel for an unusual and unexpected infield single in the sixth. Yankees starter Hiroki Kuroda had allowed four runs in his previous 28 innings, but he allowed four runs through seven innings tonight. The loss was his first since May 21. Nick Swisher played for the first time since Saturday and had two hits including a two-run double in the second inning. His fifth inning single nearly drove in another run, but Teixeira was thrown out at the plate. Teixeira nearly drove in the tying run with a sharp grounder in the seventh, but Chipper Jones fielded it and threw home to keep Curtis Granderson from scoring.
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