The Anaheim Angels defeated the New York Yankees on Saturday night. The final score was 6-2 and the game took place at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California. David Phelps started for the Yankees and didn’t pitch bad, the offense scored two runs in one inning and that was it.
Phelps pitched six innings giving up nine hits and four runs with a couple of walks and strikeouts. Shawn Kelley pitched an inning giving up a hit and a run with three walks and Joba Chamberlain pitched an inning giving up two hits and a run with a walk and two strikeouts.
Brett Gardner had a hit and an RBI, Jayson Nix had a hit and an RBI and Robinson Cano drew a walk. Ichiro Suzuki had two hits, Chris Stewart had a hit and Suzuki hit a double. Gardner hit a triple and the Yankees were 1-6 with runners in scoring position and left four men on base. Nix and Stewart each had a stolen base and Suzuki had two. Suzuki was also caught stealing.
Tommy Hanson pitched 6 1/3 innings giving up five hits and two runs with a walk and eight strikeouts. Scott Downs struck out the only batter that he faced, Michael Kohn struck out the only batter that he faced and Kevin Jepsen pitched an inning striking out one. Ernesto Frieri pitched a perfect inning with three strikeouts.
Mike Trout had a hit and drew three walks, Josh Hamilton had a hit and an RBI and Albert Pujols had two hits, two RBI and drew a walk. Trumbo drew a walk, Howie Kendrick had three hits, an RBI and drew a walk and Callaspo had a hit. Erick Aybar had two hits and two RBI, Peter Bourjos had two hits and Hamilton hit a double. Aybar hit a homerun and the Angels were 4-17 with runners in scoring position and left 10 men on base. Trout and Bourjos each had a stolen base and Hanson committed an error.
In the second, Aybar hit a solo homerun giving the Angels a 1-0 lead. Gardner hit an RBI triple to tie the game in the third. Nix hit an RBI single to give the Yankees a 2-1 lead that would be it for the Yankees scoring. Pujols hit an RBI single to tie the game at two in the third. Aybar hit an RBI single in the sixth to make it 3-2 Angels. In the seventh Hamilton hit an RBI double and Kendrick had an RBI walk to give the Angels a 5-2 lead. Pujols had an RBI single in the eight to make it 6-2 which would be the final score.
The Yankees have now lost five games in a row. The Yankees record dropped to 37-31 and the Angels record improved to 30-38. The two teams will play game three of three on Sunday afternoon with the Yankees looking to avoid their second straight sweep.