Atlanta, GA (Sports Network) - Alex Rodriguez doubled and scored twice, Raul Ibanez homered and Ivan Nova won his fourth straight start while leading the New York Yankees over the Atlanta Braves, 3-0, on Monday.
Nova (8-2) gave up just five hits and a walk while striking out six over seven innings in the opener of the three-game series.
Robinson Cano had two hits and an RBI for the Yankees, who were coming off a three-game sweep of the Mets and have won seven of their last eight and 14 of 18.
Braves starter Randall Delgado (4-6) allowed three runs on five hits and six walks in five innings to take the loss, Atlanta's second in a row after a six- game winning streak.
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