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Swisher HR tops O's

Nick Swisher hit a two-run homer in the 10th, and the New York Yankees beat Baltimore, 6-4, Wednesday night for their second straight extra-inning win and a three-game sweep of the Orioles.

Curtis Granderson homered and drove in three runs as the Yankees won consecutive extra-inning road games for the first time since July 16-17, 2001, at Philadelphia, according to STATS LLC.

After getting swept at Tampa Bay and starting 0-3 for the first time since 1998, the Yankees are back to .500 heading into their home opener against the Los Angeles Angels on Friday.

With two outs in the 10th, Mark Teixeira hit an opposite-field pop off Kevin Gregg (0-1) that landed just inside the left-field line and between third baseman Mark Reynolds and left fielder Nolan Reimold.

Swisher then worked the count full before hitting a no-doubt drive into the center-field bleachers.

Rafael Soriano (1-0) worked 1 1/3 innings of one-hit relief and 42-year-old Mariano Rivera got three outs for his second save of the season and No. 605 of his career. One night earlier, Rivera sealed a 5-4, 12-inning win.

New York starter CC Sabathia gave up four runs and eight hits in six innings. He took a beating on the mound. He was smacked in his left hand trying to catch a bouncer up in the middle in the second inning and had a line drive hit his left foot in the fifth.

Robert Andino and Reynolds had two RBIs apiece for the Orioles. Reynolds hit a two-run, two-out double in the fifth inning to give Baltimore a 4-3 lead.

New York pulled even in the seventh. After Orioles manager Buck Showalter lifted Jake Arrieta with a runner on first and two outs, Luis Ayala walked Derek Jeter on five pitches, and Granderson bounced an RBI single into left field.

The Yankees put runners at second and third with two outs in the eighth before Ayala struck out Russell Martin.

The Orioles loaded the bases after two were out in the ninth, but Soriano struck out Adam Jones on four pitches.

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