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Brian Matusz continues to hold his own in a tight duel with Yankees right-hander Javier Vazquez, but he allowed the first run of the game on a towering home run by No. 8 hitter Curtis Granderson leading off the bottom of the fifth inning.

Of course, Granderson isn't your average No. 8 hitter. He hit 30 home runs for the Detroit Tigers last year, but missed about half the Yankees games this year severe groin strain.

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Teixeira update: Mark Teixeira suffered a bruised left foot when he fouled a ball off it in the third inning. X-rays were negative and he's day-to-day.

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