Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 11/18/14
WASHINGTON -- Curtis Granderson homered and drove in three runs, Alex Rodriguez and Nick Swisher delivered consecutive third inning RBI singles and Philip Hughes finished with a season-high nine strikeouts as the New York Yankees defeated the Washington Nationals 7-2 on Friday night. The Yankees improved their American League best record to 38-25 with their seventh straight win and improved to a season-best 13 games over .500 before the sellout crowd of 41,406 at Nationals Park. Derek Jeter's RBI infield single against Nationals reliever Brad Lidge started the scoring in a four-run seventh inning. On the play, Nationals shortstop Ian Desmond's wild throw skipped past first baseman Adam LaRoche, allowing a second run to score. Michael Gonzalez replaced Lidge and Granderson greeted him with a stinging extra base hit into the left field corner. Hughes (7-5), winner of three straight decisions, scattered six hits over six innings, allowing one run with two walks. After Michael Mor...
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