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Former Cav Adams Hits First Homer in Yankees Win

By: David Ginsburg -- AP Sports Writer
By: David Ginsburg -- AP Sports Writer

Vernon Wells doubled in the tie-breaking run in the 10th inning and the New York Yankees hit four solo homers -- including one from former Virginia infielder David Adams -- in a 6-4 victory over the Orioles on Monday night.

Adams hit a solo homer -- the first of his major league career -- in the second inning of Monday's game, giving the Yankees an early 2-0 lead.

New York trailed 4-3 in the ninth before Travis Hafner homered with one out on a 3-1 pitch from Jim Johnson, who has blown three straight save opportunities after converting a franchise-record 35 in a row. All three of those botched saves have come during Baltimore's current skid.

Hafner added an RBI single in the 10th inning for the Yankees, who have won 10 of 13 to move a season-high 12 games over .500 (28-16). The Yankees also improved to 19-0 when scoring first this season.

Robinson Cano hit his team-high 13th home run in the first inning for New York, and Lyle Overbay connected in the seventh.

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