Yankees Sweep The Astros

NEW YORK (AP) – Jorge Posada hit a grand slam for the second

straight day, Robinson Cano connected for his 100th career homer

and the New York Yankees completed a three-game sweep of the

Houston Astros with a 9-5 win Sunday.

Catching for the first time since coming off the disabled list

June 2, Posada connected for his ninth grand slam in the fifth

after the Astros walked the bases loaded with two outs for the

second inning in a row. Ramiro Pena, playing for injured Alex

Rodriguez, followed the walks by Brian Moehler (0-3) in the fourth

with a two-run single to back Phil Hughes, who struggled when the

rain started in the sixth.

Posada walked in his first two plate appearances before the

fifth. As the designated hitter and batting right-handed on

Saturday, he hit his first grand slam since 2004.


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