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NEW YORK - Alfonso Soriano homered twice and drove in a career-high seven runs, leading the New York Yankees to a 11-3 victory over the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Wednesday night at Yankee Stadium.

Soriano's bat remained scorching less than 24 hours after he homered twice and set a career high with six RBI in Tuesday's 14-7 win. He picked up four RBI with a first-inning grand slam, matched his total from Tuesday with a two-run double in the second inning and surpassed it with a leadoff home run in the sixth.

It marked Soriano's 35th career multi-home run game, eighth as a Yankee and the third time he had consecutive multi-home run games. The first instance was May 6-7, 2005 with the Texas Rangers and the other instance was May 16-17, 2008 with the Chicago Cubs.

Soriano also became the first Yankee to have consecutive multi home run games since Jason Giambi Aug. 28-29, 2005 against the Kansas City Royals.

While Soriano's night was the highlight in New York's fourth straight win, others contributed.

Robinson Cano had his second four-hit game of the season with four singles and scored twice. Curtis Granderson added a RBI single and Chris Stewart contributed a two-run base hit in the seventh.

Ivan Nova (6-4) capitalized on New York's fifth game with double digit runs and improved to 5-2 since re-joining the Yankee rotation in late-June. He allowed three runs and 10 hits in 7 1/3 innings.

Angels' starter Jered Weaver (7-6) had a personal four-game winning streak stopped as he was tagged for season highs of nine runs and nine hits in five innings.

Mike Trout had two RBI singles and Mark Trumbo added a run-scoring singles for the Angels, who dropped their fourth straight and lost for the 14th time in 19 games.

After having two four-run innings Tuesday, the Yankees did not wait to have two more Wednesday. They had six two-out hits off Weaver and a 8-0 lead through two innings.

Weaver loaded the bases by walking Curtis Granderson and two pitches later, Soriano slugged a 0-1 fastball over the center field wall for his fifth career grand slam and first since July 27, 2009.

New York took a 6-0 lead on RBI singles by Cano and Granderson. Soriano then equaled his career high for RBI when he lined a double to left field.

The Angels scored twice on the third as Trout and Josh Hamilton had RBI singles. They added a run in the fifth on Trout's second run-scoring single.

Soriano set a new career high in RBI when he led off the sixth with a solo home run to left field.

NOTES: SS Derek Jeter continued his recovery from a right calf injury by repeating his baseball activities from Tuesday, consisting of batting practice, fielding ground balls and light running in the outfield. Jeter will head to the team's minor league facility in Tampa, Fla., on Thursday. ... Angels SS Erick Aybar missed the game with cramps in his left calf and is considered day-to-day, though the Angels expect him to play Thursday. ... The Angels recalled IF Andrew Romine from Class AAA Salt Lake City and optioned LHP Nick Maronde to Salt Lake City. ... The Yankess held their annual team picture day before the game.
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