Beltran’s Blast Help Yanks Beat Angels
The Yankees got some help from their bats late to beat the L.A. Angels 5-2.
Carlos Beltran had the big blow as he hit a 3-run homer in the 8th inning. Beltran, from the right-side of the plate, hit the Jose Alvarez pitch to the opposite field for his team-leading 14th home run of the season.
"The plan isn't to go out and hit homers. It's a terrible plan," Beltran said, "but tonight it worked out for us."
Brian McCann and Starlin Castro launched back-to-back home runs in the 7th inning that knotted the score at 2 at that point. The Yankees now have four back-to-back home runs this season and two in the last four games.
"There's power in this offense," manager Joe Girardi said. "They can do it, and do it quickly."
Aroldis Chapman returned after his first blown save of the season on Sunday against the Orioles and pitched a perfect 9th inning to seal the deal for the Yankees.
Michael Pineda looks to do exactly what he did in his last start and help the Yankees get back closer to .500. David Huff takes the mound for the Angels after being called up yesterday.