Curtis Granderson's homer in 10th gives Yankees 6-5 winPosted: Updated:
PHOENIX -- Curtis Granderson led off the top of the 10th with a home run and Mariano Rivera got out of a bases-loaded, no-out jam in the bottom of the inning to give the New York Yankees a 6-5 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Wednesday night.
Alex Rodriguez's sacrifice fly in the ninth inning tied the game at 5. Granderson greeted Carlos Rosa (0-2), the Diamondbacks' fifth reliever, with a towering home run to right field.
Rivera (1-1) loaded the bases only to get Chris Young to foul out to the catcher, Adam LaRoche to pop up to third and then struck out Mark Reynolds.
The Yankees increased their American League East lead to 2 1/2 games because Boston and Tampa Bay lost to National League West foes.
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