ARLINGTON (AP) – Curtis Granderson homered twice into the upper deck, rookie Ivan Nova limited the Texas Rangers to two singles while pitching into the eighth inning, and the New York Yankees ended their season-worst three-game losing streak with a 4-1 victory Friday night.
Even before Nova (3-2) threw his first pitch, Granderson put the Yankees ahead to stay.
His 433-foot drive into the second level of seats high above the Rangers’ bullpen in right-center made it 2-0 in the first. He hit his AL-leading 10th homer in the seventh, a towering solo shot closer to the right-field line but still in the upper deck.
Nova struck out one, walked one and gave up an unearned run.
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