March Through Atlanta Ends in 20-6 Blowout

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Jacoby Ellsbury launches a three-run homer to right field, scoring Stephen Drew and Nathan Eovaldi to give the Yankees a 3-0 lead at Atlanta on August 30, 2015

Game 129 / 72-57 / 2nd / -1.5 GB : Ellsbury, Headley and Drew provided the big flys, but almost everyone was invited to the party in a 20-run, 21-hit assault on Atlanta Braves pitching.

Here’s the box score, full recap, and video highlights.

Yankees 20, Braves 6

“Every game that we’re playing now is important. You win the first two, you give yourself a chance. We were able to come out and win today, which was big. You focus on winning every series. That’s the goal. But when you sweep, that’s the best-case scenario.” ‐ Chase Headley  (h/t: Jon Cooper and Bryan Hoch / MLB.com)

9-Run 7th Inning!


MEMORY LANE : On today’s date in 1996, the Pittsburgh Pirates traded Charlie Hayes to the Yankees for a player to be named later, who turned out to be minor leaguer Chris Corn. Hayes is forever emblazoned in the minds of Yankee fans for his iconic catch of the popup that ended the 1996 World Series …

On August 30, 1910, Tom Hughes of the Yankees pitched a no-hitter for 9 1/3 innings before giving up a single to Harry Niles of the Cleveland Indians. The Yankees proceeded to lose 5-0, when Hughes gave up seven hits over the next inning and two-thirds …

(h/t: Baseball-Reference.com, Today in Baseball History)

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