Coming off a seven game road trip, the Yankees were looking to get a win against the Angels in the first of nine straight home games on Friday. The end result however, was deja vu back to the Rays series, as the Yankees were pounded for 13 runs on 16 hits, in an ugly 13-1 defeat at the Stadium.
Hiroki Kuroda started the game for the Yankees, and wasn’t efficient at all, allowing 6 earned runs on 10 hits in 4.2 innings, en route to earning the loss. Ian Stewart, Collin Cowgill, and Albert Pujols all went yard for the Angels in the offensive outburst. After looking so potent against the Red Sox, the Yankee offense was nowhere to be found, recording only 1 run on 6 hits against Angels’ left-hander C.J. Wilson, the lone run coming on an Alfonso Soriano sac fly.
The Yankees also stranded nine runners in the game.
Bruce Billings, signed in December, made his Yankee debut, going four innings and allowing four runs on four hits. The loss dropped the Yankees to 13-10 on the season, and improved the Angels to 11-11.