SAN DIEGO – Curtis Granderson hit a two-run home run, his first since coming off the disabled list, and Ivan Nova dominated the Padres through seven impressive innings to lead the New York Yankees to a 3-0 victory against San Diego on Saturday night.
Tyson Ross was pitching well for the Padres when it quickly fell apart. Alfonso Soriano singled to center leading off the seventh and Granderson followed with a homer into the Jack Daniel's Old No. 7 party deck atop the right field wall.
Nova (5-4) held San Diego to just four hits in seven innings while striking out eight and walking one. He retired 15 straight batters from the second through sixth innings, keeping the Padres off-balance with a mixture of curveballs and fastballs.
Ross (2-5) allowed two runs and three hits in six-plus innings, struck out a career-high nine and walked three.