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Yankees hit 3 HRs in 5-4 win over Orioles
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New York Yankees starting pitcher Andy Pettitte throws to the Baltimore Orioles in the first inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
September 11, 2013, 10:38 pm

BALTIMORE (AP) Robinson Cano hit a tiebreaking homer leading off the ninth inning, and the New York Yankees also got solo shots from Alex Rodriguez and Curtis Granderson in a 5-4 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Wednesday night.

The Yankees moved past Baltimore and Cleveland in the AL wild-card hunt. New York has hit eight home runs in winning two of three in the four-game series that concludes Thursday night.

The Yankees trailed 3-1 before Granderson homered in the fifth - New York's first hit - and Rodriguez tied it in the sixth with his 653rd career home run.

In the ninth, after Cano connected off Tommy Hunter (4-4), Granderson tripled with one out and scored on an infield hit by Lyle Overbay.

David Robertson (5-1) worked the eighth and Mariano Rivera gave up a run-scoring single to Brian Roberts before securing his 43rd save, tied for the major league lead with Baltimore's Jim Johnson.

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