Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 6/19/12

NEW YORK -- Jason Heyward's bat and arm were enough to overcome his feet as he helped the Atlanta Braves end the New York Yankees' 10-game winning streak Tuesday night at Yankee Stadium.

The Braves right fielder picked up two hits, scored a run, cost his team one on the bases, took one from the Yankees in the field, and drove in the eventual winning run in Atlanta's 4-3 victory.

Braves starter Tim Hudson (5-3) gave up three runs on four hits in five innings. Chad Durbin was the first of four relievers to pitch a scoreless inning, as the Atlanta bullpen allowed just one hit.

Craig Kimbrel earned his 20th save with a perfect ninth against the top of the Yankees' order.

The victory marked just the second in the Braves' last 10 games.

Nick Swisher had two hits and two RBI for the Yankees, who lost their first game to an NL East team after winning 10 straight. Swisher, who returned after missing two games with a bruised left thigh, nearly drove in a third run, but Heyward cut it down at the plate on the first of two plays at the plate against the Yankees.

Hiroki Kuroda (6-7) allowed four runs on six hits in seven innings.

Trailing 4-3, the Yankees got the tying run to third with one out in the bottom of the seventh against reliever Jonny Venters, but Atlanta cut down a run at the plate for the second time in three innings.

Mark Teixeira grounded to third baseman Chipper Jones, who picked it up on a tough short-hop and fired home in time to get Curtis Granderson, who had singled to lead off the inning.

Heyward, who had been thrown out at third on the third out of the fourth inning before a run came home for Atlanta, hit a two-out single in the sixth to give the Braves a 4-3 lead. The hit drove in Brian McCann, who doubled to start the sixth.

An inning after costing his team a run on the base paths, Heyward took one from the Yankees, throwing out Teixeira at the plate on Swisher's two-out single to right in the bottom of the fifth.

The Yankees tied the score, 3-3, in the bottom of the fourth against Hudson, when Raul Ibanez reached on first baseman Freddie Freeman's error, and scored on a two-out double by Russell Martin.

Kuroda had allowed just four runs in three starts this month, but he struggled in the Braves' two-run fourth before Heyward's baserunning blunder bailed him out. Thanks to two hits and a pair of walks, the Braves had cut the Yankees' lead to 3-2 and loaded the bases with two outs for Andrelton Simmons. Simmons' single to center scored Freeman easily, but Jones had not yet crossed the plate before center fielder Granderson's throw easily nailed Heyward at third for the final out, leaving the Braves with a 3-2 lead.

With the Braves trailing 2-0, Heyward tripled to lead off the third and scored on Simmons' groundout to make it 2-1.

Swisher gave the Yankees a 2-0 lead in the second inning, with a two-run double, the third of New York's three consecutive hits.

NOTES: New York right-hander Michael Pineda, who underwent season-ending surgery on his right shoulder on May 1, was at Yankee Stadium the past couple of days and was seen by doctors, manager Joe Girardi said. "Everything is going great," Girardi said. "It's good to see him not in a sling and walking around freely." ... Freeman returned to the lineup after missing four games in a row with a bruised left index finger. ... Atlanta right-hander Brandon Beachy is scheduled to visit Dr. James Andrews on Wednesday to see whether he needs Tommy John surgery after a MRI earlier in the week revealed he has a partially torn ulnar collateral ligament.

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