The Atlanta Braves fell to the New York Yankees 6-2 on the 4th of July in the finale of a three-game set at Yankee Stadium, allowing New York to take the interleague series 2-1.
Each team brought fireworks to the field in the form of home runs. Giancarlo Stanton led the charge offensively for the Yankees with a three-run shot in the third inning. Kyle Higashioka had a solo shot in the fourth, and Aaron Judge added a solo home run in the seventh. Johan Camargo homered for Atlanta in the sixth; his solo shot allowed the Braves to cut the Yankees’ lead to 5-2.
A RBI grounder by Danny Santana in the fifth accounted for the first run of the night scored by the Braves, who, again, were defeated by the Yankees by a final score of 6-2.
Julio Teheran took the loss for Atlanta after giving up five runs and five hits, walking four and striking out 10 over just five innings. CC Sabathia was the winning pitcher for New York.
The Braves will be in Milwaukee tonight to take on the Brewers. First pitch is slated for 8:10 pm. The game will be broadcast on WLAQ AM 1410. Air time is 6:55 pm.
An injury update – Freddie Freeman is expected to return to the Braves’ line-up tonight after being hit by a pitch on Wednesday afternoon; the incident led to Freeman’s early exit from the finale versus the Yankees.
In a minor league update, the Rome Braves fell to the Asheville Tourists 8-6 on Wednesday in the opener of a three-game set at Asheville, NC. The teams will meet again this evening at 7:05 pm.
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