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Yankees’ 10-game winning streak ends

THROWN OUT:New York had several chances to extend their win streak, but two of their runners were thrown out at home. Atlanta won just their second game in nine tries

AP, NEW YORK

The Atlanta Braves’ Brian McCann, right, tags out Curtis Granderson of the New York Yankees in the seventh inning at Yankee Stadium in New York on Tuesday.

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INTERLEAGUE PLAY

Chipper Jones atoned for a costly error by cutting down the potential tying run at the plate as the Atlanta Braves held on to beat New York 4-3 on Tuesday night, ending the Yankees’ 10-game winning streak.

The Yankees were trying to match their longest winning string in nearly a half-century. Instead, the Braves threw out two runners at home and won for only the second time in nine games.

Jason Heyward singled home the go-ahead run in the sixth inning off Hiroki Kuroda (6-7). Heyward also tripled and scored and nailed Mark Teixeira at home with a strong throw from right field.

Rookie Andrelton Simmons drove in two runs and Jones delivered an RBI double for the slumping Braves.

Tim Hudson (5-3) labored through five innings and four relievers preserved the lead. Craig Kimbrel closed for his NL-leading 20th save.

TIGERS 6, CARDINALS 3

In Detroit, Justin Verlander allowed one earned run in seven innings, leading the Tigers to a victory over the Cardinals.

Verlander (7-4) retired 12 of the first 13 hitters he faced and worked out of a seventh-inning jam to help Detroit hold on. He struck out Allen Craig with the bases loaded with his final pitch. Verlander allowed five hits and walked four, striking out only three.

Joaquin Benoit worked the eighth and Phil Coke pitched a perfect ninth for his first save of the year.

Lance Lynn (10-3) allowed five runs and nine hits in five innings. He struck out four and walked two.

RED SOX 7, MARLINS 5

In Boston, David Ortiz hit his 17th homer and Clay Buchholz won his fourth straight start as Boston won for the fifth time in six games.

Cody Ross, activated from the disabled list before the game, and Kelly Shoppach also homered as Buchholz (8-2) benefited again from a strong hitting attack. He entered the game with the second-best support in the majors, 7.51 runs per nine innings.

And the win came at Fenway Park, where the Red Sox had lost their previous three games, six of seven, and are just 15-19 this season. The Red Sox won their third straight overall in the opener of a nine-game homestand.

Logan Morrison drove in all five Miami runs with a two-run homer and two doubles.

METS 5, ORIOLES 0

In New York, Johan Santana pitched six sharp innings and Lucas Duda hit a two-run homer as the Mets beat Baltimore for their second straight shutout of the Orioles.

Santana followed R.A. Dickey’s second one-hitter in a row with his best outing since he tossed a no-hitter on June 1. Jordany Valdespin added a two-run single for New York, who won by the same score on Monday night in the series opener.

It was the second time this month that Santana and Dickey have thrown back-to-back shutouts.

Santana (5-3) had a pair of shaky outings after his no-hitter, but he was back in fine form against the suddenly punchless Orioles. The left-hander allowed four hits and struck out five.

Bobby Parnell, Miguel Batista and Jon Rauch each worked an inning to finish the five-hitter and extend Baltimore’s scoreless streak to 21 innings, dating to Sunday’s 2-0 victory in Atlanta.

The Orioles, who had won seven of eight before arriving at Citi Field, were shut out in consecutive games for the first time since April 2005.

PIRATES , TWINS 2

In Pittsburgh, Andrew McCutchen had three hits, including his 12th homer of the season, and Kevin Correia ended a lengthy winless streak at home as Pittsburgh beat Minnesota.

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