The Yankees couldn’t take advantage of a weak team in Toronto, but they’ve managed to it these past two days against San Francisco. Ivan Nova dominated the Giants lineup, and the lineup took advantage of a prime scoring opportunity for a 6-0 win this afternoon at Yankee Stadium. Nova threw his third complete game and second shutout of the season. He struck out seven, walked one and scattered six hits. The Yankees lineup, meanwhile, stranded just three base runners. They loaded the bases with no outs in the third inning, and brought each of those runners around to score for an early lead. Eduardo Nunez then added a two-run home run in the fourth inning, and Alfonso Soriano hit a solo shot in the sixth. It was Soriano’s 17th home run in 52 games with the Yankees, the same number of home runs he hit in 93 games with the Cubs this season. Soriano also became the fifth player in baseball history to have 50 RBI for two different teams in the same season.
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