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MLB Game Summary - NY Yankees at San Diego



(Saturday, August 3rd)

Final Score: NY Yankees 3, San Diego 0

San Diego, CA (Sports Network) - Ivan Nova marveled over seven shutout frames and Curtis Granderson supplied the offense in the New York Yankees' 3-0 win over the San Diego Padres in the middle test of three-game interleague set.

Granderson, in just his second game back since missing over two months with a broken finger, had a hand in every Yankee run. He crushed a two-run homer in the seventh and swiped a bag in the ninth before scoring an insurance run.

"He was a part of all three runs tonight," said New York manager Joe Girardi. "I've talked about how Curtis can change the complexion of a game really quickly and that's what he did tonight."

Mariano Rivera posted his 35th save to secure the win for Nova (5-4), who yielded just four hits and a walk while striking out eight.

Tyson Ross (2-5) didn't allow a hit through the first 4 1/3 innings, but fell on the wrong side of the pitching duel by serving up Granderson's homer. He struck out nine over six innings, as the Padres lost for just the fourth time in 12 games.

"Nova just outpitched Tyson just enough," said Padres manager Bud Black. "Tyson got a fastball out over the plate to Granderson and he connected but besides that I thought he threw a hell of a ball game."

Ross was cutting through the Yankee order early, striking out seven before allowing the Yankees' first hit to Lyle Overbay with one out in the fifth.

New York didn't get on the board in that frame, but did two innings later. Alfonso Soriano singled to start the seventh and Granderson lofted a deep fly ball over the right field wall to crack the scoreless tie.

Nova, meanwhile, had retired 15 in a row in between Alexi Amarista's second- inning double and Will Venable's lead off two-bagger in the seventh.

The Padres had a chance off the righty when Logan Forsythe walked with two outs in the frame, but Nova left runners stranded at the corners by striking out Nick Hundley looking.

Granderson singled off Dale Thayer to start the ninth, then moved into scoring position by swiping second with two out. Jayson Nix then grounded a base hit up the middle to score Granderson and make it 3-0.

Rivera, making his first appearance in San Diego since getting the final out of the 1998 World Series, retired the side in order in the ninth.

Game Notes

Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter sat out the contest and is expected to be held out Sunday's game as well because of right leg and calf issues ... The New York Daily News reported on Saturday that Major League Baseball has rejected possible settlement requests from representatives of Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez. Rodriguez is expected to receive a hefty suspension on Monday for his ties with Biogenesis of America, an anti-aging clinic suspected of supplying performance enhancing drugs to athletes ... The Padres totaled just five hits and were 0-for-8 with runners in scoring position.

08/04 01:31:57 ET

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UVA 27
UNC 28
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NCCU 42
SAVST 14
 
2nd
SFG 1
KAN 0
 
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WISC 52
MD 7
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SMU 10
MEM 48
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ILL 28
MINN 24
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RICE 41
UNT 21
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NEB 42
RUTG 24
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KST 23
TEX 0
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ARK 45
UAB 17
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UVA 27
UNC 28
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EMICH 17
NILL 28
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NAVY 41
SJST 31
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BST 35
AKR 21
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GASTATE 31
GASO 69
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TOL 42
UMASS 35
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WMICH 42
OHIO 21
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COL 37
UCLA 40
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UMO 10
KSU 3
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WAKE 17
BC 23
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BUF 14
CMICH 20
 
Final
MARS 35
FATL 16
 
Final
PITT 28
GT 56
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SMISS 20
LATU 31
 
Final
MSU 35
MICH 11
 
Final
KENT 31
MSST 45
Final
STAN 38
ORST 14
Final
TCU 82
TTU 27
Final
OKST 10
WVU 34
Final
WKENT 66
ODU 51
 
Final
UTST 34
UNLV 20
 
Final
MIZZ 24
VANDY 14
 
4th
UCF 34
TEMPL 14
 
3rd
WASU 16
ARZ 45
 
Half
CLEM 3
SYR 6
 
3rd
LAMON 13
TXST 0
 
Half
TXSANANTO 0
UTEP 17
 
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COLST 24
WYO 3
 
2nd
LSU 0
MISS 7
 
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TENN 0
ALA 27
 
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AUB 14
SCAR 14
 
1st
PSU 0
OSU 7
 
10:00pm Tonight
UTAH
USC
10:45pm Tonight
WASH
ARST
11:59pm Tonight
HAW
NEV
Final
SJS 1
BUF 2
2nd
TOR 0
BOS 1
 
2nd
NYI 4
DAL 4
 
2nd Intermission
PHI 1
DET 1
 
2nd
OTT 1
NJD 1
 
2nd
MON 2
NYR 1
 
1st
STL 1
CHI 1
 
1st
NAS 0
PIT 1
 
1st
MIN 4
TAM 1
 
9:00pm Tonight
ARI
FLA
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CAL
WAS
Final
NCCU 42
SAVST 14