Yankees Win Ninth Straight, Sweep Nationals

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0  Updated at 4:12 am, June 18th, 2012 By: ABC Digital
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Denis Poroy/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) —  New York Yankees starter Ivan Nova pitched 7 2/3 innings of one-run ball, leading the Yankees (40-25) to a 4-1 victory over the Washington Nationals (38-26), Sunday.

The victory was the Yankees ninth straight and third straight series sweep.

“We’re playing well,” Yankees skipper Joe Girardi said after the game. “I said all along it starts with our starting pitching and they’ve been great. They’ve been giving us a chance to win everyday. We just want to keep it rolling and keep pitching well and playing well.”

The win makes Nova unbeaten in his last 15 road starts.

Outfielder Curtis Granderson hit his 21st home run of the season in the victory.

The Yankees will look to make it 10 straight on Monday, when they head back to the Bronx to take on the Atlanta Braves.

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