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    American League Game Summary - New York at LA Angels of Anaheim



    (Monday, May 5th)

    Final Score: LA Angels of Anaheim 4, New York 1

    Anaheim, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - The LA Angels of Anaheim capitalized on New York's bullpen meltdown to post a 4-1 victory over the visiting Yankees in the opener of a three-game series.

    The Angels scored three runs in the eighth inning without a hit to break a 1-1 tie.

    Three New York relievers combined to issue six walks (one intentional). Howie Kendrick, pinch-hitter John McDonald and Chris Iannetta all drew free passes with the bases loaded.

    The bullpen's wildness came after Angels starter Jered Weaver (3-2) escaped a bases-loaded, no-out jam in the top of the eighth.

    With Brett Gardner batting, New York manager Joe Girardi was ejected by home plate umpire Laz Diaz for arguing a called strike. Gardner wound up striking out and Derek Jeter, who had two hits and scored the Yankees' lone run, grounded into an inning-ending double play.

    "Laz wiggled his finger at me as to scold me. I'm not a kid," Girardi said. "There was a lot of inconsistencies tonight."

    Shawn Kelley (0-2) retired the next two batters after walking Collin Cowgill to start the bottom of the eighth, but Kelley then walked three more -- beginning with an intentional free pass to Albert Pujols -- before Matt Thornton and Preston Claiborne each walked a batter.

    Ernesto Frieri struck out two in a flawless ninth to earn his third save.

    Weaver gave up a run on six hits, walked one and struck out seven.

    "It's the strongest I felt this year," Weaver said. "My fastball location was the best it's been this year. I showed a little emotion getting out of that eighth-inning jam."

    David Phelps made his first start of the season for New York and pitched well. He retired the first 10 batters he faced and allowed just a run on three hits and a walk in 5 1/3 innings.

    The Angels opened the scoring when Kendrick led off the fifth with a triple to right field and scored on an Ian Stewart groundout.

    Jeter doubled down the left-field line to lead off the seventh and Mark Teixeira tied the game with a one-out single to right.

    Game Notes

    The Angels improved to 5-2 on their nine-game homestand ... New York has lost five of its last six games ... Pujols had two of the Angels' four hits ... Kelley was also ejected by Diaz.

    05/06 03:26:27 ET

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