Angels rap out 13 hits, 5-2 win over Yanks

Joe Haakenson The Sports Xchange
The SportsXchange


ANAHEIM, Calif. -- The Los Angeles Angels and New York Yankees played a little game of role-reversal on Friday night at Angel Stadium. For at least one night anyway, the Angels played like a playoff team and the Yankees played more like, well, the Angels.
Mark Trumbo and Albert Pujols each had three hits and C.J. Wilson pitched seven strong innings to lead the Angels to a 5-2 win over the Yankees, who lost their fourth in a row.
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 Wilson (5-5), who gave up two runs and five hits in seven innings.
The Yankees had just six hits in the game, all singles, including David Adams' two-run single in the fourth inning, accounting for all of the Yankees' offense.
Adams also was in the middle of an embarrassing play in the seventh that led to an Angels run. 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.
"I think the kid, he just messed up," Yankees manager Joe Girardi said of Adams. "He just messed up. He didn't call it, but he waved his hands, and I think Brignac thought that meant he was going to get it. He didn't hear anything from Brignac ... he just messed up."
It was a good all-around game for the Angels, who returned home to begin a 10-game homestand after losing four of six in Boston and Baltimore. They made several impressive plays defensively behind Wilson, who didn't allow a hit until the fourth.
"I think this was a terrific game for us in a lot of areas," Angels manager Mike Scioscia said. "Defensively, pitching and clutch hitting. And although we didn't kill the ball as far as driving the ball out of the park, we had good situational hitting."
Kendrick doubled with two on and two out in the first to give the Angels a 1-0 lead. After Adams briefly gave the Yankees the lead in the top of the fourth, the Angels manufactured a run in the bottom of the inning, getting two singles, a sacrifice bunt and Iannetta's sacrifice fly to tie the score at 2.
The Angels snapped the tie in the sixth with 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.
Trumbo's two-out RBI single in the seventh made it 4-2, and Trout's two-out, RBI single in the eighth made it 5-2.
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, sending the Yankees to their fifth loss in eight games on the current west coast trip.
"They're just trying to get the job done," Girardi said when asked if his club was pressing. "I'm having a hard time figuring out what pressing means. I know what it means in basketball. Guys are going to give a good effort. That's the bottom line and that's what you want them to do. Sometimes the results aren't going to be there, but eventually they'll be there."
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 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.