By Nick Ziegler (@Ziggy26x)
June 14th, 2013
New York Yankees vs Los Angeles Angels Post Game Recap
Final Score: Yankees 2 Angels 5
The New York Yankees West Coast trip started out nicely in Seattle, but since then has been a disaster after getting swept by the Oakland Athletics, the Yankees lost the series opener to the Los Angeles Angels 5-2. The loss moves the Yankees to (37-30), which is still three games back of the Boston Red Sox for first place in the AL East, as the Baltimore Orioles have been gaining ground in the division.
Starter Andy Pettitte, coming off a great start in Seattle couldn’t carry that over to Los Angeles, as he suffered his fourth loss of the season. The Angels wasted little time getting a run off Pettitte, as Howie Kendrick doubled home Josh Hamilton for the first run of the game in the first inning. In the fourth inning Chris Iannetta would hit a sac-fly to score Mark Trumbo to tie the game at that point at two. Iannetta would knock in another run in the seventh inning to give the Angels a 3-2 lead with a RBI single scoring Trumbo. The final run off Pettitte wasn’t entirely his fault, as Reid Brignac and David Adams let a fly ball drop in between them hit by Peter Bourjos, who later scored from a Trumbo single. Overall Pettitte went seven innings allowing four runs on 11 hits, and one walk.