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Yankees 8, Braves 4
Alex Rodriguez drove in two runs with a single in the sixth inning Wednesday. (John Bazemore/AP)
The sixth-inning ejection of Joe Girardi, who was tossed arguing a pickoff call, sparked the Yanks in a good way. Soon thereafter, the Bombers picked up their first run and hit on Francisco Cervelli's homer and added two more on Alex Rodriguez's single, lifting the offense from that point on while also ending a three-game skid.
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Series at a glance:
  • Tue. 06/23: ATL 4, NYY 0
  • Wed. 06/24: NYY 8, ATL 4
  • Thu. 06/25: NYY 11, ATL 7
NYY
NY Yankees (39-32)
Won 1
NY Yankees 8, Atlanta 4   ATL
Atlanta (34-37)
Lost 1
June 24, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
NY Yankees
0 0 0 0 0 3 1 2 2   8 10 1
Atlanta
0 0 0 0 1 0 2 1 0   4 8 2
Standings thru 6/24/09  |  Recap: NYY | ATL  |  Gameday  |  Yankees stats  |  Braves stats
NY Yankees AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Jeter, SS 5 2 1 0 0 1 2 .299
Damon, LF 5 2 3 1 0 0 0 .286
Teixeira, 1B 4 1 2 1 1 2 0 .286
Rodriguez, Al, 3B 3 1 1 2 2 0 0 .210
Cano, 2B 4 0 0 0 1 0 4 .301
Swisher, RF 4 1 1 2 0 1 1 .240
  Bruney, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Rivera, P 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000
Gardner, B, CF 3 0 0 0 1 0 1 .279
Cervelli, C 3 1 1 1 1 0 0 .290
Chamberlain, P 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Coke, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Cabrera, Me, RF 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .286
Totals 35 8 10 7 6 4 11  

BATTING
2B: Cabrera, Me (11, Acosta, M), Teixeira (20, Acosta, M).
HR: Cervelli (1, 6th inning off Medlen, 0 on, 1 out), Swisher (13, 7th inning off Bennett, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Teixeira 3; Jeter; Damon 3; Cervelli 4; Rodriguez, Al; Swisher 4; Cabrera, Me 2.
RBI: Cervelli (7), Rodriguez, Al 2 (30), Swisher 2 (38), Damon (41), Teixeira (57).
2-out RBI: Rodriguez, Al 2; Damon; Teixeira.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Cano; Jeter; Gardner, B; Rivera 2.
SAC: Chamberlain.
Team RISP: 2-for-9.
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING
SB: Jeter (16, 2nd base off Acosta, M/McCann).
PO: Gardner, B (1st base by Medlen).

FIELDING
E: Chamberlain (2, throw).

 
Atlanta AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
McLouth, CF 4 0 1 1 0 2 0 .259
Escobar, Y, SS 5 0 0 0 0 1 2 .290
Jones, C, 3B 3 1 2 0 1 0 0 .300
McCann, C 4 0 1 0 0 3 3 .326
Anderson, G, LF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .277
Kotchman, 1B 3 1 1 0 1 0 2 .266
Francoeur, RF 4 1 2 2 0 0 2 .250
  Acosta, M, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Johnson, K, 2B 3 1 0 0 0 1 2 .219
Kawakami, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .143
  a-Hernandez, Di, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .114
  Medlen, P 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000
  Bennett, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  b-Prado, PH 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 .289
  1-Blanco, G, PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .059
  O'Flaherty, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Diaz, M, RF 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .272
Totals 34 4 8 4 2 10 15  

a-Grounded out for Kawakami in the 3rd. b-Singled for Bennett in the 7th.
1-Ran for Prado in the 7th.

BATTING
2B: McLouth (13, Chamberlain).
HR: Francoeur (5, 5th inning off Chamberlain, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Kotchman; Francoeur 5; Jones, C 2; McLouth 2; Prado; McCann.
RBI: Francoeur 2 (32), Prado (9), McLouth (45).
2-out RBI: Francoeur.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Escobar, Y; Johnson, K.
SAC: Johnson, K.
SF: McLouth.
Team RISP: 2-for-4.
Team LOB: 7.

FIELDING
E: McCann 2 (4, throw, throw).
Pickoffs: Medlen (Gardner, B at 1st base).

 
NY Yankees IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Chamberlain (W, 4-2) 6.1 7 3 2 0 5 1 3.81
Coke (H, 4) 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.56
Bruney (H, 6) 0.2 1 1 1 2 1 0 3.27
Rivera (S, 16) 1.1 0 0 0 0 4 0 3.10
 
Atlanta IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Kawakami 3.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4.25
Medlen (L, 2-3) 2.2 3 3 3 2 2 1 6.38
Bennett 1.1 2 1 1 1 1 1 3.18
O'Flaherty 1.0 2 2 1 1 0 0 4.10
Acosta, M 1.0 3 2 2 2 0 0 2.84

WP: O'Flaherty, Acosta, M.
IBB: Rodriguez, Al (by O'Flaherty).
Pitches-strikes: Chamberlain 99-68, Coke 3-2, Bruney 30-17, Rivera 19-14, Kawakami 37-26, Medlen 45-23, Bennett 23-16, O'Flaherty 20-11, Acosta, M 31-15.
Groundouts-flyouts: Chamberlain 8-4, Coke 0-2, Bruney 1-0, Rivera 0-0, Kawakami 1-6, Medlen 2-2, Bennett 3-0, O'Flaherty 3-0, Acosta, M 2-1.
Batters faced: Chamberlain 27, Coke 2, Bruney 5, Rivera 4, Kawakami 9, Medlen 12, Bennett 7, O'Flaherty 6, Acosta, M 8.
Inherited runners-scored: Coke 2-1, Rivera 2-0, Bennett 3-2.
Ejections: New York Yankees Manager Joe Girardi ejected by 1B umpire Bill Welke (6th)
Umpires: HP: James Hoye. 1B: Bill Welke. 2B: Jim Reynolds. 3B: Tim Welke.
Weather: 91 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 4 mph, In from CF.
T: 3:16.
Att: 42,315.
Venue: Turner Field.
June 24, 2009
June 24, 2009

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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