It was an all-or-nothing game in which all three runs came via solo home runs, and unfortunately for the Yankees, two of them belonged to the Angels.
Andrew Heaney pitched seven innings of two-hit ball, Albert Pujols and Erick Aybar hit back-to-back homers in the sixth, and the Los Angeles Angels beat the New York Yankees 2-1 on Tuesday night
Solo HRs enough for Angels in win
Albert Pujols and Erick Aybar hit consecutive homers off Yankees starter Ivan Nova in the 6th, and rookie Andrew Heaney (7 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 7 K's) made it stand up in a 2-1 win in L.A. Box score
Angels' Pujols, Aybar go back-to-back
The solo home runs by the Angels' 4 and 5 hitters put Los Angeles in the lead. Pujols' blast represented his 13th of June, the 3rd-most he's ever had in a single month, and the 544th of his career. Follow live
Teix message puts Yankees ahead
Mark Teixeira homered to center off Angels rookie Andrew Heaney, his 1st HR since June 15, to put New York up 1-0 in the 2nd. It was also Teixeira's 54th RBI of the season, most in the AL. Follow live
Angels manager Mike Scioscia and general manager Jerry Dipoto are at odds over on-field strategy and the use, or lack thereof, of scouting reports and advanced metrics, according to a report.
Comments from Angels closer Huston Street reflect how much the ninth-inning-only closer role subtly changed goals from winning games to getting saves.
Tensions running high with Angels
GM Jerry Dipoto expressed frustration over the weekend with the coaches' failure to get scouting reports to players, according to a Fox Sports report. At least one coach and 1B Albert Pujols responded back to Dipoto in a series of meetings. Pujols told reporters today the leak was "embarrassing."
Josh Hamilton is back on the Texas Rangers' 25-man roster, eager to jump-start a season that has been marred by injury.
Tristan Cockroft, Cynthia Frelund and Derek Carty will get you ready for daily fantasy baseball by offering advice and answering your questions.
Trout's career HR total: 500? 600?
ESPN's Tim Kurkjian told SportsCenter: "He'll have more than 500. Sure about that. And we're still almost 400 short of that. That's how confident we are."
Following an impressive start -- only his second in the majors -- Cleveland Indians pitcher Cody Anderson leads our nightly power rankings.
Los Angeles Angels first baseman Albert Pujols would welcome the opportunity to participate in this year's Gillette Home Run Derby if voted into the All-Star Game, according to an MLB.com report.
Mike Trout hit a home run and made several strong plays in center field as the Angels dropped Yankees starter CC Sabathia to 3-8 on the season.
Trout, Halos quiet Yankees in opener
The Angels tagged CC Sabathia for four runs on six hits and starter C.J. Wilson limited the Yanks to just one run to take the series opener with a fourth straight win in Anaheim. Mike Trout hit his 20th homer this season.
Star-powered under-24 club
Mike Trout turns 24 years old on August 7th. The most HRs before their 24th birthday (via Elias):
- Eddie Mathews (153), Mel Ott (153), Ken Griffey Jr. (132), Frank Robinson (130), Alex Rodriguez (128), Juan Gonzalez (121), Mickey Mantle (121), Andruw Jones (120), Trout (118), Ted Williams (118)
Trout stats a mouthful
Mike Trout hit his 20th home run to give the Angels a 2-1 lead over the Yankees.
- Only player with multiple HRs off CC Sabathia this year.
- Earliest in season he's reached 20 HRs (previous best July 4, 2014).
- Fewest games taken to get to 20 HRs (via Jason McCallum).
Angels: 1B-OF C.J. Cron recalled from Triple-A Salt Lake; will bat 7th and play 1B Monday vs. Yankees
On Base Percentage.30422nd
Earned Run Average3.7111th
Angels vs Yankees
Angel Stadium of Anaheim - Wed 7/1