Originally written on MyTeamRivals.com  |  Last updated 11/18/14
Three years ago, it was a trip to Atlanta that was highlighted as the the turning point of a World Championship season. This year, there were no surprise visits from Brian Cashman, and the team wasn’t exactly scuffling, but they leave Atlanta with another sweep and nine wins in their last ten games. The latest victory was the product of yet another strong start, this one from Hiroki Kuroda, as he outdueled Tim Hudson for a 3-2 victory at Turner Field last night. Kuroda wasn’t quite at his best, needing 110 pitches and allowing nine hits in his six innings, but he got past the jams on the strength of eight strikeouts, getting burned only by Brian McCann’s two-run homer in the fifth. That mistake was promplty rectified when Curtis Granderson went yard on Hudson just a few minute later, bringing Derek Jeter home with him to reestablish the Yankees lead and provide the final margin. The home run was Granderson’s 19th of the season, and it was the first allowed by Hudson, a notorious wor...
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