The New York Yankees salvage one against the Anaheim Angels
The New York Yankees lost two out of three games to the Anaheim Angels. The New York Yankees finished a six game west coast swing with a win in Anaheim on Wednesday night. The Yankees swept the Oakland Athletics but then lost the first two games in Anaheim before winning on Wednesday night. They went 4-2 in the six games. The Yankees usually struggle in Anaheim and this series was no different. They happened to catch the Angels when they were hot though. The Angels started off the season horribly but the Yankees caught them on a six game winning streak which they extended to eight.
The first game on Monday night was a tough loss for the Yankees. They lost 9-8 on a walk-off homerun. It was a back and forth game all night. The Yankees got a 3-0 lead in the first inning but starting pitcher Phil Hughes gave up four in the bottom of the first. The game went back and forth but the main reason they lost was because Hughes had a poor outing. The Yankees lost Tuesday night by the score of 5-1 and although they had some chances they were basically dominated in that game. The Yankees were facing Dan Haren who pitched very well and Andy Pettitte pitched ok for them but not great. The Yankees were finally able to get a win on Wednesday night when Ivan Nova got the win. Nova did not pitch great but he pitched well enough to get a victory. The Yankees used their power to score five of the six runs and the bullpen did an outstanding job to preserve the win.
The Yankees have suffered a lot of injuries and gone through a lot early in the season. They have underperformed and with all of that being said they are only a game behind the Tampa Bay Rays and Baltimore Orioles. The Yankees will now play a three game weekend series in Detroit before returning home. The Yankees are playing a bunch of teams now with below 500 records and this is their chance to really make up some ground.
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