A-Rod finally comes through for Yankees

By: AP
By: AP

ATLANTA (AP) - The New York Yankees took their time scoring
against the Braves.

Then they got an unlikely home run - and a long-awaited
offensive boost from Alex Rodriguez.

Francisco Cervelli hit his first career homer to break a
14-inning drought in Atlanta, then Rodriguez came through with a
two-run single that sparked the Yankees to a 8-4 victory Wednesday
night, snapping New York's three-game losing streak.

Joba Chamberlain (4-2) went 6 1-3 innings, giving up two earned
runs for his first win in four starts. After Jeff Francoeur's
two-out single in the eighth made it 6-4, closer Mariano Rivera
relieved with the potential tying runs at first and second. He
struck out Kelly Johnson and the side in the ninth for his 498th
career save and 16th this season.


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