The Braves were working on a no-hitter in the 6th inning against the Yankees but things unraveled from there. Kenshin Kawakami and Kris Medlin were dominant for the first five innings until New York broke through for three runs in the 6th. They ended up winning 8-4.
Kawakami had to leave in the third inning after he took a line drive to the neck. Medlin pitched 2 2/3 innings of relief and ended up with the loss. Kawakami said after the game that he is fine and that he doesn’t expect to miss his next start.
The two teams meet again tonight at Turner Field. Derek Lowe will take on Andy Pettitte. Gametime is 7:10.