MLB: New York Yankees 9, Tampa Bay 2

Aug. 13, 2011 at 8:12 PM

NEW YORK, Aug. 13 (UPI) -- Jorge Posada belted a grand slam and drove in two more runs Saturday, powering the New York Yankees' 9-2 rout of Tampa Bay.

Posada, who lost his starting job in the Yankees' lineup last week, made a curtain call out of the team's dugout Saturday after putting the game away with his bases-loaded blast in the fifth inning.

It was switch-hitter's best offensive game in almost five years after spending the last five games on the Yankees bench. He finished the day 3-for-5 with his 10th career grand slam.

Curtis Granderson socked his 33rd homer and Phil Hughes (3-4) picked up the victory with six innings of two-run ball, striking out six.

Tampa Bay's Jeremy Hellickson (10-8) was touched for four runs on eight hits over 4 1/3 frames.

Desmond Jennings hit a solo homer for the Rays.

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