Richards had a decent second and third, but got into some trouble in the fourth. Cano led off with a triple and Nick Swisher singled him in. Eric Chavez lined a double to center, plating another Yankee run for a 5-0 lead.
Ivan Nova looked strong for the Yankees, but he gave up a run in the fifth, when Peter Bourjos went yard for the Angels’ first run of the game. Granderson got it back in the bottom of the inning, however, as he hit a solo shot for his second round tripper of the evening.
Swisher started the bottom of the sixth with a double to center and moved to third on a groundout from Chavez. Russell Martin singled and the Yankeees took a 7-1 lead.
Nova pitched well, but struggled in the seventh. He gave up a leadoff walk to Torii Hunter and Mark Trumbo singled to left. Vernon Wells drove a single to center, plating Hunter and Alberto Callaspo walked to load the bases. …