Cano Hits Game-Winning Slam To Beat Angels 6-5
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NEW YORK (AP) -- Robinson Cano hit a grand slam after Maicer Izturis’ two-out error in the seventh inning and the New York Yankees overcame another shaky performance by Mariano Rivera to beat the Los Angeles Angels 6-5 Thursday.
Rivera gave up a three-run homer to pinch-hitter Russell Branyan on his first pitch in the ninth before getting two outs for his 30th save.
Bobby Abreu connected against Rivera on Tuesday night for the first homer off the All-Star closer at Yankee Stadium since May 16, 2010. Rivera also faltered at Boston on Sunday night.
Curtis Granderson followed his two double-play balls with a tying, two-run homer in the sixth for the Yankees.
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