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MLB: New York Yankees 11, Baltimore 10

Sept. 5, 2011 at 5:01 PM   |   Comments

NEW YORK, Sept. 5 (UPI) -- Rookie Jesus Montero belted two homers and Robinson Cano added a grand slam Monday in the Yankees' 11-10 slugfest win over Baltimore.

Montero, the designated hitter who was playing in only his fourth major league game, launched a solo shot off Jim Johnson (5-5) in the fifth inning to put the Yanks ahead for good at 9-8 and added a two-run shot in the seventh.

Cano's slam came during a six-run second inning in which Mark Teixeira also went deep for the Yankees, who came into the game with a 1 1/2-game lead over Boston atop the American League East.

Aaron Laffey (2-1) earned the victory after getting the final out of the fifth and the first two outs of the sixth for New York.

Luis Ayala hurled 1 2/3 frames of scoreless relief and Mariano Rivera collected his 38th save in the win.

Mark Reynolds clubbed a two-run homer while Nick Markakis and Robert Andino added solo shots for the Orioles, who dropped the opener of a three-game series at Yankee Stadium.

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