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SAN DIEGO -- Curtis Granderson homered in his second game off the disabled list, and Ivan Nova tossed a four-hitter as the New York Yankees recorded a 3-0 victory over the San Diego Padres before a sellout crowd of 44,184 at Petco Park on Saturday.

Nova struck out eight and walked one in seven innings. After giving up a double to Alexi Amarista to leadoff the second, Nova, a former Padre, retired 15 in a row until Will Venable led off the seventh with a double. But Nova (5-4) struck out Jedd Gyorko and got Nick Hundley looking on a curveball to end the seventh and keep his shutout intact.

David Robertson pitched a scoreless eighth before Mariano Rivera came on to retire the side in the ninth for his 35th save in 37 opportunities.

Granderson, who went 2-for-4, broke up a scoreless duel in the seventh by driving a 1-0 fastball from Padres starter Tyson Ross into the Jack Daniels' seats in right for two-run homer. It was only the second home run this season for Granderson, who came off the disabled list Friday after being out since May 24 with a broken left pinkie knuckle.

Ross (2-5), who threw 95 pitches (65 for strikes) and struck out a career-high nine, gave up three hits in six-plus innings. He walked two.

Ross walked Lyle Overbay and Eduardo Nunez after giving up Granderson's homer, and his night was over.

Jayson Nix added an RBI single in the ninth to cap the Yankees' scoring.

Ross retired the first 13 batters -- seven by strikeout, including the side in the third.

Overbay's single with one out in the fifth was the first he hit allowed.

NOTES: Yankees SS Derek Jeter was held out of the starting lineup Saturday and won't start Sunday because of lingering problems in his right leg. Jeter, who has appeared in only five games since coming off the disabled list recently with a quad injury, went 1-for-4 in Friday's loss at San Diego, but it was clear he was still hurting as he labored running the bases. "It's a concern of ours and we've got to get him healthy," said manager Joe Girardi, who added that Jeter could be available to pinch hit. ... SS Ronny Cedeno was signed by the Padres to a minor league deal Saturday. The move is in anticipation of SS Everth Cabrera being suspended 50 games by Major League Baseball by Monday for his involvement in the Biogenesis investigation. Cedeno's last game was July 19 with the Houston Astros, who designated him for assignment on July 21. ... Padres LF Carlos Quentin didn't start again Saturday because of his ailing left knee he hurt earlier in the week against the Cincinnati Reds.

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