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Braves Vs. Yankees Final Score: Jordan Schafer Goes Yard As Braves Beat Yankees, 6-2

Tommy Hanson allowed one run in four innings and Jordan Schafer broke out with a homer and two hits as the Braves beat the Yankees, 6-2.

Hanson's lone run allowed came on a solo home run by Jorge Posada in the second inning. He gave up a double to Andruw Jones in the first with no damage done. He gave up a single to Derek Jeter in the third, but Jeter was caught stealing. Alex Rodriguez doubled and Eduardo Nunez singled in the fourth, but Hanson left both in scoring position.

So Hanson wasn't exactly dominant, and he left more balls over the plate, but he got the job done with runners on base. He struck out two with no walks.

Kenshin Kawakami pitched a scoreless fifth in his spring debut. He walked Justin Maxwell to lead off the inning, but Maxwell was caught stealing. That was followed by groundouts from Austin Krum and Jeter. Aside from the walk, Kawakami was pretty sharp.

Scott Proctor was less than sharp in the sixth, walking Jones and giving up a single to Mark Teixeira, which led to a run on a fielder's choice. He did follow the two baserunners with two grounders, so there's that. Proctor pitched a perfect seventh with a strikeout and two groundouts. He seemed to settle down nicely and pitched well after allowing the run.

Craig Kimbrel allowed a walk to begin the eighth, but it was followed with a strikeout and two groundouts against minor leaguers. Anthony Varvaro pitched a perfect ninth with two groundouts and a flyout, which was a nice rebound outing.

Schafer hit a home run off Phil Hughes in the second, and he added a bunt single off Hughes in the fourth. He also struck out and flew out, going 2-4 with a RBI.

Martin Prado and Jason Heyward had two hits apiece, including a double for Prado. Chipper Jones, Brent Clevlen, Matt Young, Wilkin Castillo and Ed Lucas recorded one RBI each. Freddie Freeman added a single and a walk.

Diory Hernandez picked up two singles in four trips, though he had a shaky play or two in the infield. He seems to be impressing with his bat more than his defense this spring.

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Proctor didn't pitch that bad once he allowed the first two hitters to reach. He recorded five groundouts and a strikeout in two innings. Every outing from here on is important for Proctor, so something like five groundouts can be pretty big.

Hernandez and Lucas each did well and probably didn't gain much from today's game. Brooks Conrad also picked up a single but struck out twice.

Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.