Cano's slam powers Yankees past Angels
Bronx, NY – Robinson Cano belted a two-out, go-ahead grand 5, in the game series.
Maicer Izturis' error on a soft grounder by Mark Teixeira allowed the Yankees to load the bases, opening the door for Cano's heroics.
Mariano Rivera entered with two aboard in the ninth and allowed a first-pitch, three-run homer to Russell Branyan before settling to record his 30th save of the season.
Curtis Granderson hit a two-run homer and Derek Jeter went 3-for-3 and scored twice for the Yankees, who rebounded from a three-game skid to win the final two games of this series.
Rafael Soriano (2-1) tossed a scoreless seventh to earn the win.
Scott Downs surrendered the grand slam to Cano, though Fernando Rodney (2-4) suffered the loss after issuing two walks in the beginning of the frame.
Alberto Callaspo went 2-for-5 with a double and a two-run homer for the Angels.