Soriano Knocks In Seven Runs as Yanks Trounce Angels
(NEW YORK) -- To say Alfonso Soriano revitalized his season after a trade to the New York Yankees could be an understatement.
Soriano hit two home runs and drove in seven runs Wednesday night in the team's 11-3 win over the Los Angeles Angels, bringing his RBI total to 13 over the past two games. According to STATS, Soriano became just the third player to knock in at least six runs in back-to-back games since RBIs became an official statistic in 1920.
"It's pretty hard to do, I don't care how well you're swinging the bat. But it has been huge for us," Yankees manager Joe Girardi said.
Soriano hit a grand slam in his first at-bat off of Angels ace Jered Weaver (7-6), as the Yankees opened up an 8-0 lead after just two innings.
Ivan Nova (6-4) was given plenty of run support, and played his part in helping the Yankees win their fourth-straight game by giving up only three runs over 7 1/3 innings of action.
The Yankees will go for a four-game sweep of the Angels on Thursday afternoon.
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