Atlanta snaps New York Yankees' winning streak at 10
Chipper Jones and the Atlanta Braves eventually caught the ball, and the New York Yankees. Jones atoned for a costly error by cutting down...
NEW YORK — Chipper Jones and the Atlanta Braves eventually caught the ball, and the New York Yankees.
Jones atoned for a costly error by cutting down the potential tying run at the plate and the Braves held on to end the Yankees' 10-game winning streak with a 4-3 victory Tuesday night.
"Sometimes you're going to whiff on some balls," the All-Star third baseman said. "But you've got to have a hockey goalie mentality down there. You've got to flush it or you're going to get the next one down your throat."
The Yankees were trying to match their longest winning string in nearly a half-century. Instead, the Braves threw out two runners at home and won for only the second time in nine games — their skid included four losses to the Yankees.
"They pitched really well and had some really good defense. That's kind of what we've been doing," Yankees manager Joe Girardi said.
• Los Angeles Angels right-hander Jerome Williams is still resting at a hospital after undergoing several tests and staying overnight. Williams was hospitalized Monday night when he complained of shortness of breath after he left his start against the San Francisco Giants. The Angels say Williams was expected to be released late Tuesday.
• Philadelphia rookie infielder Freddy Galvis was suspended 50 games by Major League Baseball for testing positive for a banned substance. Galvis is currently on the disabled list with a back injury and will begin serving his suspension immediately. MLB said Galvis tested positive for a metabolite of Clostebol, a performance-enhancing substance.
• Tampa Bay will place right-hander Jeremy Hellickson on the 15-day disabled list with right shoulder fatigue.
• Boston second baseman Dustin Pedroia reinjured his right thumb and was removed from the game against Miami after his last at-bat in the seventh inning.