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Angels 5, Yankees 2

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ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Mark Trumbo and Albert Pujols each had three hits and C.J. Wilson pitched seven strong innings to lead the Los Angeles Angels over the New York Yankees 5-2 on Friday night at Angel Stadium.

The Angels had 13 hits in all and came up with some in clutch situations, scoring four of their five runs on four two-out hits.

Howie Kendrick, Chris Iannetta, Trumbo and Mike Trout each drove in a run with a two-out hit, the first three against Yankees starter Andy Pettitte (5-4), who gave up four runs and 11 hits in seven innings.

The Angels' offense helped make a winner of C.J. Wilson (5-5), who gave up two runs and five hits in seven innings. It was just the fourth time in 14 starts that Wilson has gone at least seven innings. He threw 113 pitches, striking out four and walking three.

The Yankees had just six hits in the game, all singles, and suffered their fourth loss in a row. They scored their runs on David Adams' two-run single in the fourth inning.

Angels reliever Kevin Jepsen pitched himself into, and out of, a jam in the eighth and closer Ernesto Frieri worked the ninth for his 15th save.

The Angels snapped a 2-2 tie in the sixth Iannetta's two-out RBI single for a 3-2 lead. But they ran themselves out of a potentially bigger inning.

Pujols opened the inning with a double and Trumbo followed with a single to left. But Angels third-base coach Dino Ebel sent the slow-footed and hobbled Pujols home, and he was out on a perfect throw from left fielder Vernon Wells.

The Angels got a gift in the seventh and turned it into another run for a 4-2 lead. Peter Bourjos led off with a routine popup behind second base. Shortstop Reid Brignac and Adams, the second baseman, took turns looking at each other, but neither attempted to catch it and it fell for in for a single. Bourjos later scored on Trumbo's two-out RBI single.

The Angels took the lead in the first with a run off Pettitte. They had three hits in the inning, including singles by Trout and Pujols, and an RBI double by Kendrick for a 1-0 lead.

Wilson held the lead and the Yankees hitless until the fourth. The Yankees got a rally started with two outs and nobody on base when Robinson Cano singled. Cano went to third on Vernon Wells' walk, and after Thomas Neal walked to load the bases, Adams singled to center field, scoring Cano and Wells for a 2-1 Yankees lead.

The Angels tied the score in their half of the fourth after singles by Trumbo and Kendrick, a sacrifice bunt by Alberto Callaspo and a sacrifice fly by Iannetta.

NOTES: Yankees SS Derek Jeter took part in baseball activities on Friday for the first time since suffering a broken ankle last October in a playoff game against the Detroit Tigers. He hit balls off a tee, fielded grounders and played catch but did not run the bases at the Yankees' spring training complex in Tampa, Fla. Jeter is not expected back until after the All-Star break. ... Yankees 3B Kevin Youkilis was placed on the 15-day disabled list because of a lumbar (back) strain, his second trip to the DL this season because of the same injury. Youkilis, hitting .219 in 28 games this season, missed nearly a month earlier this season. OF Thomas Neal was called up from Class AAA Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, replacing Youkilis on the roster. Neal was hitting .339 with 30 runs, two homers and 24 RBIs in 47 games at Scranton/WB. Neal started Friday's game in right field. ... Yankees RHP Chris Bootcheck was called up from Class AAA Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, replacing RHP Adam Warren on the roster. Bootcheck, a former Angel, was 5-2 with a 3.32 ERA in 11 starts with Scranton/WB, leading the team in innings pitched (62 1/3) and strikeouts (50). He last appeared the majors in 2009. Warren, who was optioned to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, was 1-0 with a 3.12 ERA in 12 relief appearances. ... Angels RHP Robert Coello will not be allowed to throw for four weeks because of pain in his right elbow and shoulder. Coello, who is 2-2 with a 4.30 ERA in 13 relief appearances, was placed on the disabled list on June 11. ... Jepsen has pitched well in a setup role out of the bullpen since returning from a shoulder strain and missing six weeks. In eight appearances since returning to the active roster, Jepsen has allowed one unearned run and three hits in 7 2/3 innings, striking out nine and walking two.
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