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Yankees lose second straight against Atlanta

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Jun 20, 2012 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

The Yankees have hit a lot of home runs this season, but Phil Hughes has also given up a lot of home runs. In an afternoon slugfest at Yankee Stadium, the Braves did the most damage, beating the Yankees 10-5 in a game that included nine homers and gave the Yankees their first series loss since the end of May. Jason Heyward went deep twice for Atlanta, including a two-run shot in the eighth that put the game out of reach.  Hughes allowed four home runs, which accounted for five of the Braves runs. Hughes has allowed at least one homer in all but one start this season, and he lasted just 4.1 innings, breaking a string of 19 consecutive games in which the Yankees starter has pitched at least six innings. Back-to-back homers by Alex Rodriguez and Robinson Cano, plus an RBI single by Curtis Granderson had the Yankees within a run before the Braves three-run eighth gave Atlanta some breathing room. Derek Jeter and Eric Chavez also homered for the Yankees.

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