Yankees Edge Angels 5-3
The Yankees (54-33) squared off with the Los Angeles Angels (48-40) on Saturday afternoon following an exciting come from behind victory for the Yankees on Friday evening and were able to edge the Angels 5-3. After a rough start Freddy Garcia settled down and managed to go five innings gave up three runs on five hits and struck out four.
The Angels jumped out to an early lead in the first inning against Garcia. After Mike Trout and Erick Aybar each singled to start the game Garcia was able to get two more outs before walking Mark Trumbo to load the bases; his first of five walks in his five innings of work. Alberto Callaspo then delivered for the Angels lining a two run single to right field putting the Angels up 2-0.
The Yankees would answer right back off of Angels starter Jerome Williams in the bottom of the first when Robinson Cano blasted a two run homer to right field. It was Cano’s 21st home run of the season and also extended his hitting streak to 17 games.
In the bottom of the third inning the Yankees would break the tie thanks to a Curtis Granderson two run home run putting the Yankees up 4-2. It was Granderson’s 24th of the season.
The Angels were able to make it a one run ball game scoring a run in the fourth on a Bobby Wilson RBI groundout scoring Howie Kendrick from third.
In the sixth inning the Yankees added an insurance run when Robinson Cano hit ground ball single back up the middle scoring A-Rod who led off the inning with a double.
Jerome Williams went six innings gave up five runs on seven hits and struck out four.
The Yankee bullpen was effective as usual. Cody Eppley pitched two scoreless, David Robertson pitched one scoreless and Rafael Soriano came on in the ninth for his 22nd save of the season.
Angels 20 year old phenom Mike Trout finished 3-5 with a double and a run scored.
The Yankees and the Angels will play one more on Sunday afternoon. Jared Weaver (10-1 1.96) gets the start for the Angels while Ivan Nova (10-3 3.92) will go for the Yankees, pregame coverage begins at 12:30, first pitch at 1:05 right here on 104.5 The Team ESPN Radio.