Kawakami blanks Yankees in Braves' 3-2 win

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KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) - Kenshin Kawakami threw three hitless
innings and Casey Kotchman hit a two-run double to help the Atlanta
Braves beat the New York Yankees 3-2 on Wednesday.

Kawakami issued three walks in the third inning but pitched out
of the jam.

Kotchman's first-inning double came off losing pitcher Ian

The Yankees scored a run in the fifth inning when Johnny Damon
tripled off rookie Todd Redmond.

Earlier in the day, Damon said he took no offense to Alex
Rodriguez's statement Tuesday that he wished Mets shortstop Jose
Reyes was the Yankees' leadoff hitter. Rodriguez and Reyes are
teammates on the Dominican Republic's team in the World Baseball