LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Robinson Cano blasted a two-run homer in the top of the 10th to complete a dramatic 8-6 victory for the never-say-die New York Yankees over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Sunday.
Trailing 6-2 in the ninth inning, the Yankees harvested four runs off reliever Jonathan Broxton to send the contest into extra innings, where Cano ensured the visitors won two of the three games in the interleague series.
"It was our night," New York manager Joe Girardi told reporters. "It seems like it's our first real come-from-behind win we've had all year long. Sometimes, that can give you some momentum going forward."
The defending World Series champions' comeback spoiled a good pitching performance by 22-year-old Clayton Kershaw, as well as Dodgers manager Joe Torre's first series against his former team.
Kershaw allowed just two runs over seven innings but New York's formidable lineup clicked into gear late on and closer Mariano Rivera pitched two scoreless innings to record the win.
Things looked promising for Los Angeles when New York pitcher Andy Pettitte made two throwing errors on bunt plays in the third to allow runs to score.
The Dodgers scored three total runs in the third and grabbed a 5-0 advantage in the fourth on a solo home run from Ronnie Belliard.
Los Angeles added a run in the eighth after Alex Rodriguez bombed a two-run homer in the sixth.
Derek Jeter finished with three hits and Curtis Granderson scored the game-tying run in the ninth on a groundout by Colin Curtis.
"What a game," Rodriguez said. "That's as good a win as we've had in a long, long time. It was a miracle."
(Reporting by Jahmal Corner in Los Angeles; Editing by John O'Brien)