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New York Yankees add 11 consecutive wins for the first time since 1985

New York Yankees add 11 consecutive wins for the first time since 1985

Dominican Wandy Peralta retired Freddie Freeman with the bases loaded for the last out and the New York Yankees barely defended the lead to defeat the Atlanta Braves 5-4 on Tuesday night in an exciting game.

With the result, the Yankees accumulate 11 consecutive victories, their longest winning streak in 36 years.

DJ LeMahieu hit a home run that put New York ahead in the fifth inning. Giancarlo Stanton and the Venezuelan Rougned Odor also broke the wall with the Yankees.

New York star closer Aroldis Chapman was trying to preserve the 5-3 lead, but allowed two hits and walked two in the ninth.

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Chapman walked fellow Cuban Jorge Soler with the pads full and the Yankees’ lead narrowed to one run. Immediately, pilot Aaron Boone decided that Peralta would replace him.

The Dominican was down at 3-1, but threw five shifts to Freeman, the National League MVP the previous season.

The slugger hit four consecutive fouls and then a deep fly ball to left field that was caught and the game ended.

Morton (12-5) allowed four runs and six hits, in addition to striking out nine, in five innings. He had only allowed one home run in his first four starts in August before facing the Yankees.

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Clay Holmes (2-0), the third of six Yankees relievers, scored the win by working a scoreless inning. Peralta got his fifth save. (MLB in Spanish)

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