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NEW YORK (AP)—Curtis Granderson hit a three-run homer off Garrett Richards before the rookie got his first major league out and the New York Yankees snapped their three-game losing streak with a 9-3 win over the Los Angeles Angels on Wednesday night.
Granderson later added his 31st homer of the season on a long shot to the second deck in right field. Robinson Cano tacked on a two-run shot in the seventh inning, getting within a single of hitting for the cycle.
Ivan Nova (11-4) took over the big league lead in wins for rookies, allowing three runs and five hits in six innings.
Peter Bourjos homered and Vernon Wells hit an RBI single for the Angels, who lost for the fourth time in 13 games.