American League Game Summary - LA Angels of Anaheim at New York|
(Sunday, July 15th)
Final Score: LA Angels of Anaheim 10, New York 8
Bronx, NY (Sports Network) - Maicer Izturis hit a two-run homer as the LA
Angels of Anaheim avoided a three-game sweep at the hands of the New York
Yankees with a 10-8 win on Sunday.
Mark Trumbo was 3-for-5 with a solo homer and two runs scored while Albert
Pujols and Erick Aybar each added solo home runs for the Angels, who avoided
getting swept for the second time this season.
"This is a huge win for us," said Trumbo. "We had some games get away from us,
but I think we battled pretty good this series and we're going to take this
victory and move towards our next series."
Jered Weaver (11-1) won his fifth straight start despite giving up five runs
on 10 hits over seven innings of work. He is 6-0 over his last eight starts
after losing his only game of the season on May 13 at Texas.
Alex Rodriguez and Mark Teixeira both hit two-run home runs while Curtis
Granderson and Eric Chavez each added solo shots for the Yankees, who had won
six of seven coming in.
"We just came up a little short today," said Rodriguez. "But the guys battled
for nine innings and we won a good series against a strong team. That's always
Ivan Nova (10-4) lost for the second time in three starts as he was touched
for six runs on nine hits with two walks and three strikeouts over six-plus
The Angels had scored four runs in the eighth and ninth innings to hold a
five-run lead going into the ninth, but the Yankees made the final score
With Ernesto Frieri on the mound, Robinson Cano walked to start the inning and
Teixeira followed with his 18th homer of the season. After Nick Swisher
walked, Scott Downs came on the mound and Raul Ibanez singled off the
pitcher's glove. Andruw Jones then struck out and Russell Martin hit into a
fielder's choice that saw Ibanez forced out at second.
Walks to Derek Jeter and Granderson forced in a run and put the tying run at
second, but Kevin Jepsen took the mound and got Rodriguez to pop out for his
first save of the season.
"It's always nice to get 10 runs in Yankee Stadium because that's going to
help," said Weaver. "Almost wasn't enough, but the guys came in and shut it
The Angels got back-to-back solo homers in the first as Aybar hit his fourth
of the year with one out and Pujols followed by drilling a hanging curveball
deep over the left field wall for his 15th of the season.
In the bottom of the inning, though, the Yankees got it right back as
Granderson singled with one out and Rodriguez then hit his 14th of the season
to tie the game.
The Yankees took the lead in the second as Chavez singled with one out, moved
to second when Martin grounded out to third on a bunt and came home on a Jeter
single to center. On the play, Jeter was caught taking a big turn around
first, but not before the run came home to make it a 3-2 game.
Granderson tracked down a Mike Trout fly ball to deep center with one out in
the second and made a nice catch just before slamming into the wall.
New York had men on first and third with one out in third, but the inning
ended on an uncommon double play. With Teixeira at the plate, Weaver caught
Cano off first base. After Aybar applied the tag to Cano, he went
home with the ball where Bobby Wilson tagged out Rodriguez trying to sneak in
The Angels left the bases loaded in the fourth while Ibanez hit into an
inning-ending double play in the bottom of the inning.
Base-running errors continued to plague the Yankees in the fifth as Chavez
singled to start the inning, but was then caught off first as Martin popped up
a bunt attempt that was caught by Weaver.
The Angels went on top in the sixth after Kendrys Morales and Trumbo singled
to start off the inning. That put runners on the corners and Alberto Callaspo
hit a shot to center that Granderson was able to track down and make a sliding
catch. It was enough to score Morales and tie the game, but it didn't stay
that way for long as Izturis smacked a 2-1 pitch just over the wall in right
for his first homer of the year and a 5-3 lead.
Granderson continued his strong performance as he led off the sixth with his
25th homer of the year, a shot to right, but the Angels got the run back in
the seventh on a run-scoring double play by Pujols in the seventh for a 6-4
Chavez again made it a one-run game in the seventh when he hit a two-out, solo
home run into the bullpen in right field to make it a 6-5 contest.
The Angels put three more runs home in the eighth. With one out, Izturis
walked and Peter Bourjos followed with a bunt single. Wilson then singled home
Izturis and Trout followed with a double to score Bourjos. After Boone Logan
came on the mound, Aybar laid down a suicide squeeze for a 9-5 lead.
Jason Isringhausen set the Yankees down in order in the eighth, while Trumbo
added to the lead in the ninth with his 24th home run of the season, a shot
over left to start the inning.
The Yankees have scored at least three runs in 39 straight games to set a
franchise single-season record. The team record is 49 games from Sept. 7, 1950
through May 16, 1951...The Angels have not been swept in a three-game series
by the Yankees in New York since Aug. 29-31, 1995...The Angels start three
games in Detroit on Monday...The Yankees lead the majors with 142 home runs on
the season and have 41 in their last 21 games...Cano, who went 2-for-3 in the
game, has an 18-game hitting streak...On Sunday, the Angels placed pitcher
Jordan Walden on the 15-day disabled list and recalled outfielder Kole Calhoun
from Triple-A Salt Lake.
07/15 19:08:19 ET