Hiroki Kuroda pitched six innings, gave up two runs on nine hits with eight strikeouts and two walks for his sixth victory of the season. With his performance tonight, Kuroda lowered his ERA to 3.43.
The Yankees got the scoring started early with an RBI single in the first by Alex Rodriguez but that would be all they could get for a few innings.
They still had the 1-0 lead when Brian McCann put the Braves on top in the bottom of the fifth with a two-run bomb to right.
In the very next inning, Curtis Granderson hit the go ahead home run after Derek Jeter singled to start the inning.
Kuroda would be relieved by Boone Logan, Cody Eppley and Rafael Soriano. They pitched three scoreless innings (combined), gave up three hits, walked two and struck out one.
Soriano earned his 11th save of the season and the Yankees will be enjoying a well-deserved day off before heading to Washington to take on the streaking Nationals who are beating up on the AL East as easily as the Yankees have beaten up on the NL East, so far. It should be a good series.