Braves Thrash Yankees in MLB

Published June 4th, 2000 - 02:00 GMT

The Atlanta Braves took advantage of four errors, which were made by the New York Yankees, to post an 11-7 victory in Major League Baseball, Saturday at Turner Field. 

Two of baseball's greatest pitchers, Greg Maddux and Roger Clemens combined to allow 13 runs, 19 hits and seven walks. 

Clemens gave up six runs -- four earned -- and six hits in five innings, while Maddux was racked for seven runs and 13 hits in 5 1/3 innings. 

"They have nine Cy Youngs between them and they give up 20 hits and 12 runs between them," said Braves third baseman Chipper Jones. "It's the last thing anyone would have expected." 

The Braves, who lost to New York in the 1996 and 1999 World Series, snapped an eight-game home losing streak against the Yankees, beating them for the first time in six meetings at Turner Field. 

Shane Spencer hit a drive that Trenidad Hubbard caught with his back against the left-field wall, finally ending the 3-hour, 57-minute game. 

John Rocker loaded the bases in the ninth by hitting Jim Leyritz in between issuing walks to Scott Brosius and Derek Jeter.  

Atlanta snapped a brief two-game losing streak while handing the Yankees their third loss in four games. 

Mike Remlinger (1-1) earned the victory for the Braves by tossing a perfect eighth inning - (Several Sources) 

 

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