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Saturday, March 28, 2009

Yanks Take Advantage of Jurrjens' Inconsistency

The Yankees pounced on Jair Jurrjens in the first inning for four runs and two more in the fifth; holding on for a 6-4 victory.

Atlanta's starting pitcher was inconsistent from the first pitch. He allowed nine hits and three walks in five innings. Jurrjens also gave up solo shots to Mark Teixeira and Robinson Cano.

The Braves made a comeback in the later innings, getting the tying runs in scoring position in the bottom of the ninth with the score 6-4, but J. C. Boscan, who was inserted in place of Brian McCann struck out to end the game. Jordan Schafer had three hits for the Braves. Xavier Nady and Melky Cabrera had three hits for the Yankees. Teixeira added two hits.

McCann left the game in the first inning when Teixeira hit a foul ball that struck him on the ring finger of his throwing hand. He is now listed day-to-day.

W - Brett Tomko (1-1)
L - Jair Jurrjens (1-1)
S - Edwar Ramirez (1)
HR - Mark Teixeira (2)
Robinson Cano (2)

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