Yankees Beat The Birds

NEW YORK (AP) – Nick Swisher and Curtis Granderson hit two-run

doubles in the second inning to back another stingy start by Phil

Hughes, and the New York Yankees handed the Baltimore Orioles their

seventh straight loss, 9-1 on Wednesday night.

Robinson Cano hit a two-run homer in the seventh and ran his

hitting streak to 16 games for New York, which had 14 hits. Jorge

Posada returned to the lineup after sitting out since May 16 with a

broken bone in his right foot and went 1 for 3 with a walk.

Fielding a nearly complete opening-day lineup for the first time

in several weeks, the Yankees pounced on Brad Beregesen (3-4) for

six runs in 2 1-3 innings and beat Baltimore for the seventh

straight time.


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