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Yankees 14, Angels 7: Alfonso Soriano homered twice and drove in a career-high six runs as host New York notched its first three-game win streak in over a month.
CC Sabathia (10-10) halted a six-start winless drought, allowing three runs on three hits and overcoming a season-high six walks to earn his first win since July 3. Sabathia became the first pitcher with double-digit wins in each of his first 13 seasons since Tom Seaver (1967-79) as the Yankees matched their highest run output of the season.
Vernon Wells also homered, Eduardo Nunez had two hits and four RBIs and Alex Rodriguez delivered a two-run double to cap a four-run sixth inning as the Yankees made it three straight wins for the first time since July 10-12 and sent Los Angeles to its third straight loss and seventh defeat in nine games.
Mike Trout hit a three-run homer in the ninth and Mark Trumbo had a two-run blast in the first inning for the Angels, but left-hander Jason Vargas (6-5) was unable to protect a pair of early two-run leads in his first start since undergoing surgery for a blood clot on June 26. Vargas gave up four runs on eight hits in 4 1/3 innings to fall to 0-4 lifetime against New York.
Soriano's two-run shot in the fifth put the Yankees ahead to stay and he added an RBI single in the sixth inning as New York took an 8-3 edge. Soriano capped his big night with a three-run shot in the seventh for his first two-homer night since July 9 - also against the Angels when he was a member of the Chicago Cubs - to make it 12-3.
GAME NOTEBOOK: Trout's first-inning walk extended his consecutive games streak of reaching base to 35. ... Yankees SS Derek Jeter (calf) took live batting practice for the first time since he was injured on Aug. 2. Jeter, who has appeared in only five games, is eligible to come off the 15-day disabled list Sunday. ... Angels SS Erick Aybar left the game in the bottom of the third inning with a cramp in his left calf. He appeared to be spiked in the left leg while tagging out Jayson Nix on a pickoff in the previous inning.