Yankees Put Up 20, Complete Sweep Of Braves
The Yankees offense put up 20 runs on Sunday, including nine in the seventh inning, to complete a three-game sweep of the Braves with a 20-6 win in Atlanta.
Sadly for New York, though, the pinstripes didn't gain any ground on the red-hot Blue Jays, who swept Detroit over the weekend.
The Yankees were lead by three-hits and four-RBI's from Chase Headley. J.D. Drew had a homer and four-RBI's and Jacoby Ellsbury opened the scoring in the second inning with a 3-run homer. It capped a big weekend for an offense that had been struggling, but put 38-runs on the board in the series.
An 8-5 game in the seventh, Alex Rodriguez extended New York's lead with a two-RBI single, sparking what was a nine-run inning.
Nathan Eovaldi benefited from New York's big day, improving to 14-2 despite a shaky outing. He was touched up for five runs on eight hits over five innings and struck out seven.
Prior to Sunday's game, both teams paused for a moment of silence in memory of Greg Murrey, who died after falling from the upper deck on Saturday. Flags at Turner Field were flown at half-staff to honor the 60-year-old, who was a Braves season ticket holder.
Trailing Toronto by 1.5 games in the AL East, New York heads to Boston to open a series with the Red Sox on Monday.