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Granderson, Swisher crank up bats for Yankees

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BALTIMORE -- It was a grand night for Curtis Granderson and the New York Yankees, who got their offense cranking again at the expense of the Baltimore Orioles.

Granderson hit a grand slam, Nick Swisher homered and drove in five runs, and the Yankees also got a homer from Mark Teixeira in a 12-7 victory Tuesday.

After being held to seven runs in dropping two of three to Toronto, the Yankees got 15 hits and improved to 9-1 against Baltimore this season. New York swept a three-game series from the Orioles at Yankee Stadium last week and has won 13 of the last 17 in Baltimore.

Teixeira, who came in batting .211, went 3 for 4 with two walks. Swisher entered in a 1-for-14 skid and ended up with three hits, as did Robinson Cano. Derek Jeter scored the game's first run and Brett Gardner went 2 for 4 with a run.

Phil Hughes (8-1) gave up three runs and nine hits in six innings to earn his second victory over the Orioles in a week. His eight wins is tied for the AL lead and matches his career high.

"I think it was a total team effort today," Swisher said. "Tex with three big hits. Robbie had three hits. Gardy had a couple of hits. Jete had some hits. Phil gave us a chance to win, and it's nice to get back on track, especially after our Toronto series."

Adam Jones homered for the Orioles, who have lost 11 of 12. Baltimore is 1-3 under interim manager Juan Samuel and has been outscored 31-9 in the three defeats.

Samuel took consolation in watching Baltimore score the game's final four runs after falling behind 12-3 in the seventh.

"For me, the good sign is that we kept scoring because we could have easily folded," Samuel said. "These guys kept coming even when they had 12 runs there. We showed that we could come back, and that's something we know that this club can do. It's been positive for me so far."

Six pitches into the game, the Yankees had a 2-0 lead. After Jeter drew a leadoff walk, Swisher hit Kevin Millwood's next offering over the center-field wall.

Granderson's second career grand slam -- and New York's fourth this season -- made it 6-0 in the third. After two singles and a walk loaded the bases with two outs, Granderson drove a 2-2 pitch from Millwood (0-7) over the right-field scoreboard.

"I was trying to battle with two strikes and put the ball in play and ended up getting a pitch out over the plate that I was able to get some good wood on," Granderson said. "I ended up hitting it out of the ballpark."

Half of Granderson's four home runs this season have come against Baltimore, both this month.

Millwood allowed six runs, 10 hits and five walks in 5 2/3 innings. The right-hander has gone 13 starts in search of his first win with the Orioles.

"I'm just not throwing the ball where I want to. I need to locate to pitch well," Millwood said. "With five walks, I'm definitely not where I want to be, and some the balls they're hitting are in bad spots."

Baltimore got run-scoring singles from Matt Wieters and Lou Montanez in the fourth inning, then closed to 6-3 on an RBI single by Ty Wigginton in the fifth.

But New York ended any remaining suspense by batting around in a six-run seventh. The key hits were a three-run double by Swisher and a two-run homer by Teixeira.

It was Teixeira's first three-hit game since May 8.

"It just looked like he was staying on the ball longer, like he was trying to use the middle of the field, and it resulted in him staying back and hitting the ball hard," manager Joe Girardi said. "I thought he had great at-bats tonight."

Jones homered with a man on in the eighth off Chad Gaudin, and Nick Markakis doubled in two runs in the ninth.

Notes

  • Gardner left after seven innings after experiencing soreness in the right thumb that he broke last season. He doesn't expect to miss any time.
  • Baltimore fell to 7-24 against the AL East.
  • Despite getting three singles, Baltimore's Miguel Tejada extended his homerless streak to 142 at-bats, the second-longest stretch of his career.
 
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Curtis Granderson gets all the cheers at home plate after his grand slam in the third inning. (AP)
Curtis Granderson gets all the cheers at home plate after his grand slam in the third inning. (AP)

Players of the Game
New York

N. Swisher
AB 6
R 2
H 3
HR 1
RBI 5
Baltimore

N. Markakis
AB 5
R 1
H 2
HR 0
RBI 2
 
New York Yankees
Derek Jeter, SS4110115 .299
    Kevin Russo, 3B1000000 .194
Nick Swisher, RF6235020 .311
Mark Teixeira, 1B4232211 .220
Alex Rodriguez, 3B5000016 .288
    Ramiro Pena, 3B-SS1000001 .222
Robinson Cano, 2B4230100 .370
Jorge Posada, DH3100224 .291
Curtis Granderson, CF5224015 .256
Francisco Cervelli, C3110200 .283
Brett Gardner, LF4121011 .314
   a- Marcus Thames, PH-LF1000002 .300
Totals4112151289  
a-popped out for Gardner in the 8th
Batting
2B - Nick Swisher (13, Albers)
HR - Nick Swisher (10, Millwood), Mark Teixeira (9, Albers), Curtis Granderson (4, Millwood)
RBI - Nick Swisher 5 (36), Mark Teixeira 2 (36), Curtis Granderson 4 (15), Brett Gardner (19)
2-OUT RBI - Nick Swisher 3 (21), Mark Teixeira 2 (16), Curtis Granderson 4 (7)
SB - Curtis Granderson (5, 2nd base off Hendrickson/Wieters)
Team LOB - 10
Fielding
DP - Jeter-Cano-Teixeira
New York Yankees
Phil Hughes (W,8-1) 6933040 2.71
David Robertson 1100020 6.38
Chad Gaudin 2544211 8.53
Pitches-Strikes - Phil Hughes 102-70, David Robertson 14-10, Chad Gaudin 45-28
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Phil Hughes 2-11, Chad Gaudin 2-3
Batters Faced - Phil Hughes 26, David Robertson 4, Chad Gaudin 13
Baltimore Orioles
Julio Lugo, 2B4210110 .213
Miguel Tejada, 3B5130000 .264
Nick Markakis, RF5122013 .290
Ty Wigginton, 1B5121002 .277
Luke Scott, DH4120113 .278
Adam Jones, CF5112015 .246
Matt Wieters, C5031012 .246
Lou Montanez, LF4011011 .148
Cesar Izturis, SS4000013 .219
Totals41715727  
Batting
2B - Nick Markakis (15, Gaudin)
HR - Adam Jones (7, Gaudin)
RBI - Nick Markakis 2 (20), Ty Wigginton (34), Adam Jones 2 (18), Matt Wieters (17), Lou Montanez (3)
2-OUT RBI - Ty Wigginton (14), Matt Wieters (7), Lou Montanez (1)
Team LOB - 9
Fielding
Outfield Assists - Nick Markakis 1
DP - Lugo-Izturis-Wigginton
E - Ty Wigginton (8, Dropped fly)
Baltimore Orioles
Kevin Millwood (L,0-7) 5.21066562 4.64
Frank Mata 0.1000000 1.80
Mark Hendrickson 0.1344110 5.74
Matt Albers 0.2222001 5.53
Alberto Castillo 2000220 10.13
WP - Kevin Millwood (3), Mark Hendrickson (2)
Pitches-Strikes - Kevin Millwood 119-71, Frank Mata 7-4, Mark Hendrickson 22-12, Matt Albers 16-9, Alberto Castillo 37-26
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Kevin Millwood 7-2, Frank Mata 1-0, Alberto Castillo 1-4
Batters Faced - Kevin Millwood 30, Frank Mata 1, Mark Hendrickson 5, Matt Albers 4, Alberto Castillo 9
Game Information
Attendance - 23171
Game Time - 3:34
Temperature - 75
Umpires - Home - D.J. Reyburn, First Base - Gerry Davis, Second Base - Sam Holbrook, Third Base - Greg Gibson