Alfonso Soriano was brought back to the Bronx to hit some homers, drive in some runs and add some thump to this lineup. In case you’d forgotten, tonight was a reminder of what thump looks like. Behind a pair of Soriano home runs, the Yankees cruised to a 14-7 win against the Angels. It matched the Yankees highest-scoring game of the year and gave them their first three-game winning streak since the All-Star break. Soriano struck out in his first two at-bats — the strikeouts are just as expected as the homers — but he drove in at least one run with each of his next three at-bats, the biggest of which was a go-ahead two-run home run in the fifth. He finished with a career-high six RBI. Vernon Wells also had a solo homer — his first since May 15 — and Alex Rodriguez had a two-run double to cap a four-run sixth. All of that offense supported CC Sabathia, who got his first win since July 3. Sabathia allowed three runs, two earned, on three hits and six walks through six-plus innings. Dellin Betances made his first big league appearance since 2011. He had two strikeouts before being hit hard in the ninth, and Joba Chamberlain eventually had to mop up the lopsided win.
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