After falling into a 3-0 hole and seeing ace pitcher Jered Weaver exit the game with an injury before they even came to bat, the Los Angeles Angels had every reason to climb into a hole in Monday’s series opener against the streaking New York Yankees. Instead, the Angels refused to wilt and extended their winning streak to seven games in dramatic fashion on Mark Trumbo’s walk-off home run in the bottom of the ninth inning. The win moved Los Angeles back to the .500 mark (25-25) for the first time since April 9.
The Yankees saw their five-game winning streak go by the boards, but Mark Teixeira continued his West Coast tear. He homered for the fourth time in four games and reached base in all five at-bats. Teixeira has four straight multi-hit games, going 10-for-16 in that span, and has driven in 10 runs during a five-game RBI streak. Curtis Granderson also went deep, walloping his 15th homer. He had 17 at the end of May a year ago.
Yankees Angels Betting
When: 10:05 PM ET, Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Where: Angel Stadium of Anaheim, Anaheim, California
TV: 10:05 p.m. ET, YES (New York), FSW (Anaheim)
PITCHING MATCHUP: Yankees LH Andy Pettitte (2-1, 2.53 ERA) vs. Angels RH Dan Haren (2-5, 3.76 ERA)
After a so-so performance in his first start since coming out of retirement, Pettitte has been brilliant in his last two starts. He limited Kansas City to two runs on seven hits in seven innings last time out following a gem against Cincinnati in which he yielded four hits in eight scoreless innings. He beat the Angels twice in 2010, allowing one run in 14 innings.
Haren had lost four straight starts before breaking the skid with a masterpiece in his last outing. Haren struck out a career-high 14 batters and threw a four-hit shutout to beat the Seattle Mariners. He has enjoyed great success against the Yankees, compiling a 5-1 record and 3.43 ERA in 10 career starts. He threw a four-hit shutout at the Yankees on Sept. 10, 2011.
1. Weaver will undergo X-rays and an MRI exam on Tuesday. Angels manager Mike Scioscia said he expects to call up a pitcher from the minors.
2. The seven runs allowed by Yankees starter Phil Hughes marked a season high and the 11 hits permitted represented a career high.
3. The Angels registered their first walk-off win against the Yankees since April 1993.