NEW YORK (AP) — Derek Jeter hit a three-run homer to extend his fast start and Ivan Nova won his 14th straight decision, leading the New York Yankees to an 11-5 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Sunday night.
Raul Ibanez added a titanic homer and Jeter also doubled during a four-run rally to help the Yankees take two of three in an early series between high-priced teams expected to challenge for the American League pennant.
New York spoiled the season debut of Jerome Williams, chased in the third inning, while sending Albert Pujols and the Angels to their sixth defeat in eight games. The $240 million slugger went 1 for 5 with an RBI single and is still looking for his first home run with his new team. He’s gone nine games without one, his longest drought to start a season.
Nova (2-0) struck out eight over six innings.
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