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Homers lead Yankees past Braves

NEW YORK — The Yankees are back in the win column after a nice day from their offense and their bullpen resulted in an 8-5 win over the Braves, at Yankee Stadium.

The red-hot Aaron Hicks, Kyle Higashioka, and Giancarlo Stanton all homered for the 55-28 Bombers, who remain a game behind Boston in the American League East standings.

As for the pitching, Domingo German allowed three runs, three walks, and struck out six in four and a third innings.

Luckily for him, the New York offense had its way with Sean Newcomb, who entered the game with an 8-2 record and a 2.71 ERA. In this start, he did not make it out of the third inning and gave up five runs to the Yankees.

The Yankees were leading 6-0 in the fifth but five straight unanswered runs by the Braves cut the New York lead to one run.

Ender Inciarte and Ozzie Albies homered in the fifth, while Nick Markakis hit a long ball in the seventh.

For New York, Stanton gave his team insurance with a two-run bomb in the eighth to give his closer a three-run lead to protect in the ninth.

With a bigger lead, Aroldis Chapman did his job and nailed down his 24th save of the season.

CC Sabathia and Julio Teheran face off tomorrow with both team’s looking for the series victory.

Current Yankees Record: 55-28

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