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Yankees 14, Angels 7

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NEW YORK -- Alfonso Soriano homered twice and drove in a career-high six runs, and the New York Yankees pulled away in the late innings for a 14-7 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Tuesday night at Yankee Stadium.

Soriano knocked in half of New York's final 12 runs. He hit a two-run in the fifth inning that gave the Yankees a 4-3 lead, added an RBI single in a four-run sixth and hit a three-run home run in the seventh.

It was Soriano's 34th career multi-homer game and his first since July 9, also against the Angels when he was still with the Chicago Cubs. Soriano has seven multi-homer games with the Yankees, but Tuesday was his first since Sept. 22, 2003.

Alex Rodriguez hit a two-run double in the sixth for his second extra-base hit in 27 at-bats since making his season debut Aug. 5. Rodriguez went 1-for-5, dropping his average to .259.

The Yankees reached double digits in runs for the fourth time, equaled their season high in runs and had a season-high 19 hits while winning three straight games for the first time since July 10-12.

CC Sabathia (10-10) labored through six-plus innings and notched his first win in seven starts since July 3 by allowing three runs (two earned) and three hits. He struck out seven, tied a career worst with six walks and threw 110 pitches.

Heavy rains forced a 26-minute delay in the eighth inning. When play resumed, Dellin Betances made his season debut for the Yankees, and he gave up four runs in the ninth, including Mike Trout's three-run home run. Joba Chamberlain entered to record the final two outs.

Mark Trumbo hit a two-run home run for the Angels, who dropped their third straight and lost for the 13th time in 18 games.

Jason Vargas (6-5) allowed four runs and eight hits in 4 1/3 innings. He came off the disabled list before the game after he'd been sidelined since June due to a surgery to repair a blood clot near his left armpit.

Eduardo Nunez had two hits and four RBIs for the Yankees, who got three hits apiece from Soriano, Lyle Overbay and Curtis Granderson. Every batter in the New York lineup had at least one hit.

Trumbo and J.B. Shuck each collected two hits for Los Angeles.

NOTES: Yankees SS Derek Jeter (calf) took batting practice, fielded ground balls at shortstop and before the game and did some light running in the outfield in addition to the throwing that he began over the weekend. Jeter is headed to the team's minor league facility in Tampa, Fla., on Thursday and isn't expected to be activated Sunday when he can come off the DL. ... Angels 2B Howie Kendrick tested out his injured left knee by hitting in the batting cage. ... RHP Tommy Hanson was optioned to Triple-A Salt Lake City to make room for Vargas. ... Angels SS Erick Aybar left the game after the third inning due to left calf cramping. The Angels said he is day-to-day.
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