(NEW YORK) — The Atlanta Braves (36-32) ended the New York Yankees 10-game winning streak on Tuesday night with a 4-3 win.
Jason Heyward came through with the big hit for Atlanta in the top of the sixth when he smoked a pitch by Hiroki Kuroda (6-7) off Mark Teixeira at first for the go-ahead run. He also tripled in the game and threw out Teixeira at home in fifth that all added to a win that snapped one of New York’s longest winning streak in 50 years.
“We wouldn’t have gotten there if it wasn’t for Jason Heyward,” Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said.
Tim Hudson (5-3) pitched five innings and then handed it over to four relievers who put the win in the books.
“They pitched really well and had some really good defense. That’s kind of what we’ve been doing,” Yankees manager Joe Girardi said.
The last time the Yankees (41-26) won 11 games in a row was in 1985.
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