Jorge Posada’s grand slam helps put New York Yankees in 1st place

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Some order was restored in the Yankees universe yesterday.

Jorge Posada was back behind the plate, and the Yankees returned to the top of the AL East.

Posada also blasted his second grand slam in as many days as the Yankees beat the Astros 9-5 to complete a sweep and move into a tie with the Rays for first place.

The win was the eighth straight for the Yankees at Yankee Stadium, and they now are a season-high 17 games over .500.

The Rays had a six-game lead three weeks ago, when the Yankees dropped two of three to the Mets, but the Yanks have used strong starting pitching and a break in the schedule to whittle away that lead. It’s the first time the Yankees have a share of first since April 21.

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