The Braves blanked the Yankees once more, completing the series sweep

Right-hander Charlie Morton regained his command and fired six scoreless innings to help the Atlanta Braves beat the visiting New York Yankees 2-0 on Wednesday, completing a three-game sweep of the interleague series.

The Braves have won six of their last seven games and swept their season’s 11th series. The Yankees have lost five straight games, the last two by shutout, and finished the road trip with a 2-7 record, falling below.500 for the first time this season.

Morton (12-10), who walked seven batters in his last start, allowed only one walk and struck out ten batters, matching his season high. The veteran surrendered four singles. Morton improved to 5-3 versus the Yankees in his career.




Pierce Johnson, Kirby Yates, and Raisel Iglesias each pitched a scoreless inning to help the Braves record their 13th shutout of the season, matching Cleveland’s record. Iglesias made his 23rd save of the season.

Morton received all of the run support he required in the second inning. Marcell Ozuna doubled to start the first, extending his National League-leading hitting streak to 14 games. Eddie Rosario followed with a two-run bomb to center field that traveled 422 feet. Rosario hit his 18th home run.

Randy Vasquez (2-2) of New York kept the contest tight. He allowed two runs on two hits, three walks, and three strikeouts over three and a third innings. Michael King came on to pitch 3 2/3 scoreless innings with one hit. Keynan Middleton pitched a scoreless eighth inning to complete the game. Atlanta only had three hits.

The Braves sold out their 43rd game of the season on Wednesday, breaking a record for Truist Park, which debuted in 2017.

The Braves get the day off Thursday before beginning a three-game home series against the San Francisco Giants on Friday. On Friday, the Yankees will return home to begin a three-game series against the Boston Red Sox.