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Yankees joyous after eking out win with a single

The New York Yankees' Jorge Posada celebrates with teammates after driving in two runs with a bases-loaded single in the ninth inning to win against the Los Angeles Angels on Friday at Yankee Stadium. The Yankees won 10-9.

The New York Yankees' Jorge Posada celebrates with teammates after driving in two runs with a bases-loaded single in the ninth inning to win against the Los Angeles Angels on Friday at Yankee Stadium. The Yankees won 10-9.

NEW YORK – Jorge Posada crossed first base and the New York Yankees spilled out of the dugout.

Some wins are bigger than others, and the Yankees certainly thought the thrilling nature of Friday’s 10-9 victory over the Los Angeles Angels would propel them to bigger things.

“Hopefully, we can learn a lot from it,” Posada said after his two-run, ninth-inning single off Brian Fuentes capped a comeback from a five-run deficit.

New York took a 4-0 lead in the first inning as Posada hit a two-run homer, the record-tying 29th at the new Yankee Stadium. But Andy Pettitte couldn’t hold it and the Angels scored six runs in the sixth inning and three more in the seventh.

Melky Cabrera’s RBI single, Ramiro Pena’s two-run single and Derek Jeter’s RBI grounder off Jose Arredondo cut the deficit to 9-8 in the eighth. Then in the ninth, Fuentes (0-2) walked slumping Mark Teixeira on a 3-2 pitch leading off and Hideki Matsui and Robinson Cano singled to load the bases with no outs.

Posada got ahead 2-0 in the count, then singled to left-center on a 3-2 pitch. New York won for the sixth time in seven games at Yankee Stadium since losing the opener and stretched its winning streak to a season-high four.

White Sox 4, Rangers 3: At Arlington, Texas, Jim Thome hit a tying three-run double and Chris Getz added the go-ahead triple for the White Sox.

Rays 6, Red Sox 2: At St. Petersburg, Fla., Evan Longoria extended his torrid hitting against Boston pitching with a grand slam and Carlos Pena also homered, helping Tampa Bay beat the Red Sox.

Blue Jays 8, Orioles 4: At Toronto, Roy Halladay won his 10th straight decision against Baltimore and Kevin Millar drove in three runs against his former team.

Indians 6, Tigers 5: At Detroit, Carl Pavano pitched 7 1/3 effective innings and Cleveland held off Detroit.

Twins 7, Royals 5: At Minneapolis, Joe Mauer homered in the first at-bat of his delayed season debut and scored three times, and Justin Morneau’s go-ahead two-run shot sent the Twins to a victory.

Mariners 8, Athletics 7: At Seattle, Jose Lopez hit an RBI single to right field on the 14th pitch from Russ Springer with two outs in the ninth inning.

NL: Dodgers win in ninth

LOS ANGELES – Russell Martin was walked by Duaner Sanchez with the bases loaded and two outs in the ninth inning, giving the Los Angeles Dodgers a 1-0 victory over the San Diego Padres on Friday night.

The defending NL West champions are 8-0 at home for the first time since 1947, when the Brooklyn Dodgers won their first eight games

Jake Peavy, who came in 13-2 lifetime against the Dodgers with a 2.39 ERA, allowed two hits and a walk over eight innings before Sanchez (1-1) gave up a leadoff single in the ninth to Rafael Furcal. Orlando Hudson bunted into a force play, then advanced on a wild pitch to Manny Ramirez.

Sanchez walked Ramirez intentionally, then struck out James Loney before loading the bases with a walk to Matt Kemp. Martin fouled off several two-strike pitches before being walked on a 3-2 pitch.

Mets 7, Phillies 4: At Philadelphia, Daniel Murphy hit a two-run homer, Mike Pelfrey pitched 5 1/3 effective innings and the Mets won.

Reds 4, Pirates 0: At Pittsburgh, Bronson Arroyo bounced back from his worst start of the season to limit Pittsburgh to four singles over eight innings.

Cardinals 6, Nationals 2: At Washington, Albert Pujols hit one of the St. Louis Cardinals’ season-high four home runs, backing Todd Wellemeyer’s seven effective innings in a win over the Nationals.

Cubs 8, Marlins 6: At Chicago, Ryan Theriot hit a grand slam in the sixth inning and the Cubs overcame Rich Harden’s wildness to beat the Marlins.

Giants 3, Rockies 2: At San Francisco, Randy Johnson yielded four hits and struck out nine over seven scoreless innings in his 297th career victory.

Braves 7, Astros 2: At Atlanta, Jeff Francoeur hit a two-run homer and drove in another run to help the Braves beat the Astros, spoiling Mike Hampton’s return to Atlanta.

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