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Grandy ties career-high with 30th HR

Curtis Granderson

Curtis Granderson

#14 CF
New York Yankees

2011 STATS

  • GM113
  • HR30

  • RBI90

  • R102

  • OBP.366

  • AVG.274

Yes, the Grandy Man can ... tie his career-high in home runs.

Yankees center fielder Curtis Granderson hit his 30th home run of the season - a three-run shot in the first inning off of Angels rookie Garrett Richards -- tying his single-season career high.

Granderson also hit 30 homers in 2009, his last season in Detroit before coming over to the Yankees.

Many expected Granderson's power surge to continue in the Bronx. But he struggled through much of 2010, only straightening things out after an August pow-wow with hitting coach Kevin Long, finishing with 24 homers.

His 30 homers rank him third in the majors and second on the Yankees to Mark Teixeira's 32. He also has scored an MLB-high 102 runs.