No, the Home Run Derby wasn't held on Wednesday afternoon in the Bronx, but both the Atlanta Braves and New York Yankees did their best to replicate the event. Jason Heyward led the Braves with two home runs, while Martin Prado, David Ross and Freddie Freeman added home runs of their own, fueling the Braves to a 10-5 win.
Both Heyward and Freeman had three RBIs.
Four of the home runs the Braves hit came off of Yankees starter Phil Hughes, who lasted just four and a third innings, giving up six runs on six hits, while striking out five.
Not to be outdone, Braves starter Tommy Hanson surrendered four homers of his own. Derek Jeter belted a lead-off homer in the first before Eric Chavez added a homer of his own in the fifth inning. Alex Rodriguez and Robinson Cano hit back-to-back homers off of Hanson in the sixth. Luckily for Hanson, all of New York's homers were solo jobs.
Hanson's final line is certainly nothing to write home about, as he lasted five plus innings, giving up four runs on five hits, while striking out five and walking two. Still, it was enough to earn himself a win.
Atlanta will now head up to Boston, where they'll open up a three-game series with the Red Sox on Friday.
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