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Curtis Granderson's homer propels Yankees to season-opening series win in Boston

Apr 8, 2010, 12:17 AM EDT

In the 10th inning of a 1-1 game on Wednesday night, Curtis Granderson did something no other major leaguer has ever done before.
He hit his second career homer off Jonathan Papelbon.
The shot to right on a 94-mph fastball provided the Yankees with a 2-1 lead in a game they ended up winning 3-1, giving them two out of three in Fenway to start the year.
It was the 22nd homer allowed by Papelbon in 300 innings as a major leaguer. Granderson previously took him deep last Aug. 11, but that was a meaningless solo shot in what ended up being a 7-5 win over the Tigers. This one will draw a bit more attention.

  1. Wendall - Apr 8, 2010 at 9:16 AM

    Have you ever wondered why Yankee fans call him PapelBUM , you saw it last night. Another suspect Bosux arm. Lackey was the only pitcher in that series to get away with any respect. Beckett , and Lester got hit pretty good , now I think people will understand why the sux are picked third. Suspect pitching.

  2. j - Apr 8, 2010 at 1:49 PM

    Actually, his new name should be Paperbag, which is what he should wear over his head.

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