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Curtis Granderson hit a two-run home run, his first since coming off the disabled list, and Ivan Nova dominated the Padres through seven impressive innings to lead the New York Yankees to a 3-0 victory against San Diego on Saturday night. Tyson Ross was pitching well for the Padres when it quickly fell apart. Alfonso Soriano singled to center leading off the seventh and Granderson followed with a homer into the Jack Daniel's Old No. 7 party deck atop the right field wall. It was Granderson's first hit since being activated before Friday night's game. He's been on the DL twice since spring training after being hit by pitches. It was his second homer of the season. The sellout crowd at Petco Park was on its feet as Mariano Rivera came on to start the ninth. He pitched a perfect inning to earn his 35th save in 37 chances in his farewell season, and the 643rd of his career. Nova (5-4) held San Diego to just four hits in seven innings while striking out eight and walking one. He reti...
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