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"I was pumped up to throw against those guys and stuff like that, but really with the walks, it's something I've never experienced before," Hanson said. "I know what I'm doing wrong, and I've just got to correct it and slow myself down."
Hanson won his third straight start, Brian McCann had two RBI including a solo homer and Atlanta threw consecutive shutouts for the first time in four years with a 4-0 victory Tuesday.
New York managed just four hits and left 12 runners on base as Chien-Ming Wang (0-6) lost his sixth straight start.
In the Yankees' first visit to Turner Field since 2000, Atlanta's pitching staff combined for its first consecutive shutouts since June 21-22, 2005, when it beat Florida by a combined 13-0 score.
New York has lost three straight and four of six.
"It's hard to win when you get only four hits," Yankees manager Joe Girardi said. "We're just not swinging the bats."
Hanson (3-0) allowed four hits and five walks with four strikeouts in 5 1/3 innings. The right-hander, who has pitched 13 2/3 consecutive scoreless innings, left the bases loaded in the second and fourth and stranded two runners in scoring position in the third.
"He can do that because he's a strikeout guy," said McCann, the Braves' catcher. "If he walks a couple of guys here and there, he's got the stuff to get out of it. He never lost his composure. He never does. I haven't seen it in the four or five starts he's had. Hasn't lost his composure once. He's a special, special player."
Hanson, the former top prospect in Atlanta's organization, left to a standing ovation with one out in the sixth as Braves manager Bobby Cox brought in Peter Moylan to face Derek Jeter with runners on first and second.
Jeter, the career interleague leader in hits, at-bats and runs scored, grounded into a 6-4-3 double play.
"We've been scuffling, but we're not concerned," Jeter said. "It happens every year."
Moylan combined with Mike Gonzalez to retire six straight batters in the seventh and eighth innings. Rafael Soriano faced four in the ninth to help the Braves win their second straight and fourth in the last sixth.
"You never think three [runs] is enough," McCann said. "That's not the mentality we have, especially against them. We want to score as many as we can. We felt good with the back end of our bullpen."
Wang struggled after striking out the first two batters in the third.
Yunel Escobar singled, stole second with Chipper Jones at the plate and advanced to third on catcher Jorge Posada's throwing error. After Jones walked, McCann's RBI double scored Escobar as Jones advanced to third. Garret Anderson followed with a two-run double to make it 3-0.
McCann hit his seventh homer in the eighth off David Robertson.
Leaving for pinch-hitter Hideki Matsui in the sixth, Wang gave up six hits, three runs and one walk with four strikeouts in five innings. The right-hander's ERA as a starter dropped to 11.20.
"It was one of the better starts he's had," Girardi said. "He just had one inning that cost him the game."
New York dropped to 23-66 over the last two years, including 2-17 this season, when scoring three runs or less.
Posada struck out four times in a game for the fifth time in his career and first since July 19, 2002, against Boston.
"It was a tough day," Posada said. "It happens. It's baseball. You win some, you lose some. It's simple."
He wasn't the only Yankee struggling at the plate. Mark Teixeira went 0 for 3, and Alex Rodriguez, who has 154 RBI since interleague play began in 1997, saw his season average drop to .207 after going 0 for 4.
"History tells you that you're doing to break out of it," Girardi said, "and we need to start doing that tomorrow."
|Tommy Hanson escapes a couple of jams and now has pitched 13 2/3 consecutive scoreless innings. (AP)|
|Players of the Game|
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|New York Yankees|
|Derek Jeter, SS||4||0||1||0||1||0||2||.301|
|Nick Swisher, RF||5||0||0||0||0||0||5||.240|
|Mark Teixeira, 1B||3||0||0||0||1||0||0||.282|
|Alex Rodriguez, 3B||4||0||0||0||0||1||0||.207|
|Robinson Cano, 2B||3||0||1||0||0||1||2||.305|
|Jorge Posada, C||4||0||0||0||0||4||1||.272|
|Melky Cabrera, LF||3||0||1||0||1||0||0||.283|
|Brett Gardner, CF||3||0||1||0||1||1||0||.285|
|Chien-Ming Wang, P||1||0||0||0||0||0||4||.000|
|a- Hideki Matsui, PH||0||0||0||0||1||0||0||.251|
|Phil Hughes, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|David Robertson, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|b- Johnny Damon, PH||0||0||0||0||1||0||0||.280|
|Angel Berroa, PR||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.136|
|a-walked for Wang in the 6th|
|b-walked for Robertson in the 9th|
|2B - Derek Jeter (14, Hanson), Melky Cabrera (10, Hanson)|
|SH - Chien-Ming Wang (1)|
|SB - Derek Jeter (15, 3rd base off Hanson/McCann), Mark Teixeira (1, 2nd base off Hanson/McCann), Robinson Cano (4, 2nd base off Hanson/McCann), Brett Gardner (16, 2nd base off Hanson/McCann)|
|Team LOB - 11|
|E - Jorge Posada (4, Throwing)|
|New York Yankees|
|Chien-Ming Wang (L,0-6)||5||6||3||3||1||4||0||11.20|
|Pitches-Strikes - Chien-Ming Wang 62-42, Phil Hughes 27-17, David Robertson 18-12|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Chien-Ming Wang 6-5, Phil Hughes 2-2|
|Batters Faced - Chien-Ming Wang 22, Phil Hughes 6, David Robertson 4|
|Nate McLouth, CF||4||0||0||0||0||1||0||.259|
|Yunel Escobar, SS||4||1||2||0||0||0||0||.296|
|Chipper Jones, 3B||3||1||0||0||1||0||0||.295|
|Brian McCann, C||4||2||3||2||0||0||1||.328|
|Garret Anderson, LF||4||0||1||2||0||1||1||.284|
|Rafael Soriano, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Casey Kotchman, 1B||3||0||1||0||0||0||1||.265|
|Jeff Francoeur, RF||3||0||0||0||0||1||1||.246|
|Kelly Johnson, 2B||3||0||0||0||0||1||2||.222|
|Tommy Hanson, P||2||0||0||0||0||2||0||.143|
|Peter Moylan, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|a- Gregor Blanco, PH||1||0||0||0||0||1||0||.059|
|Mike Gonzalez, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Matt Diaz, LF||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.274|
|a-struck out for Moylan in the 7th|
|2B - Brian McCann (13, Wang), Garret Anderson (10, Wang)|
|HR - Brian McCann (7, Robertson)|
|RBI - Brian McCann 2 (30), Garret Anderson 2 (26)|
|2-OUT RBI - Brian McCann 2 (20), Garret Anderson 2 (11)|
|SB - Yunel Escobar (3, 3rd base off Wang/Posada)|
|Team LOB - 4|
|DP - Escobar-Johnson-Kotchman|
|E - Chipper Jones (11, Missed catch of throw)|
|Tommy Hanson (W,3-0)||5.1||4||0||0||5||4||0||3.13|
|Peter Moylan (H,10)||1.2||0||0||0||0||0||0||4.45|
|Mike Gonzalez (H,5)||1||0||0||0||0||2||0||2.12|
|HBP - Cano (by Tommy Hanson)|
|Pitches-Strikes - Tommy Hanson 99-57, Peter Moylan 14-9, Mike Gonzalez 13-10, Rafael Soriano 19-12|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Tommy Hanson 7-6, Peter Moylan 3-1, Rafael Soriano 1-1|
|Batters Faced - Tommy Hanson 27, Peter Moylan 4, Mike Gonzalez 3, Rafael Soriano 4|
|Attendance - 40828|
|Game Time - 2:47|
|Temperature - 90|
|Umpires - Home - Tim Welke, First Base - James Hoye, Second Base - Bill Welke, Third Base - Jim Reynolds|