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MLB: N.Y. Yankees 5, Atlanta 2

June 26, 2006 at 11:25 PM   |   Comments

NEW YORK, June 26 (UPI) -- Jason Giambi hit two homers for five runs batted in and Randy Johnson pitched seven shutout innings Monday as the New York Yankees beat Atlanta, 5-2.

Johnson (9-6) struck out a season-high nine batters and gave up just four hits with no walks for the Yankees, who have won five of six after losing three straight. It was Johnson's first start against Atlanta since pitching a perfect game against the Braves on May 18, 2004, as a member of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Andy Phillips went 3-for-3 with a double and a triple for New York. Derek Jeter scored two runs. Mariano Rivera worked out of a jam in the ninth for his 17th save of the season.

Chipper Jones was 3-for-4 with a two-run homer in the ninth for the Braves. Tim Hudson (6-7) suffered the loss.

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