May 7, 2011, 9:30 AM EDT
Curtis Granderson took over the AL home run lead by launching his ninth and tenth homers in last night’s 4-1 win over the Rangers. Ivan Nova yielded one unearned run over 7 1/3 innings while Mariano Rivera tossed a one-two-three ninth inning for his league-leading 12th save in 14 chances.
Granderson already has four home runs over 29 at-bats against left-handed pitching this season. He hit just four in 158 at-bats against southpaws for all of last season and two in 180 at-bats in 2009.
Here’s the top of the leaderboard since last August 14:
Jose Bautista – 27
Curtis Granderson – 24
Troy Tulowitzki – 24
Jay Bruce – 21
Albert Pujols – 20
Miguel Cabrera – 19
Paul Konerko – 19
Ryan Braun – 19
David Wright – 17
Alex Rodriguez – 17
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