New York Yankees Recap: Yanks Manage 2 Hits In 2-1 Loss To Angels


Tonight, in Los Angeles, the New York Yankees were looking to snap a two game losing streak when they sent Ivan Nova (1-1, 1.50) to the mound against the Angels. For five innings, Nova was able to keep the Halos off the board. Then, in the sixth, Albert Pujols and Erick Aybar hit back-to-back home runs to put Los Angeles ahead for good as they won the game 2-1. The Angels have now taken the first two games in this week’s series after being swept by the Yankees in the Bronx earlier this month.

Against Andrew Heaney (1-0, 1.38), who was making his second start in an Angels uniform, it was the Bronx Bombers who got on the board first. Mark Teixeira led off the second inning with a solo home run to left center field. His 19th home run of the season gave New York a 1-0 lead.

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However, other than the Teixeira home run, the Yankees could not get anything going against Heaney. In seven innings, the left-hander gave up one run on two hits, struck out seven batters, and walked two to get his first major league win. The only other Yankee to get a hit against Heaney was Brett Gardner, who singled to center with two outs in the third inning.

In the top of the fifth inning, Carlos Beltran hit a 3-1 pitch foul to left field and appeared to be hurt after the swing. Beltran would finish the at-bat by grounding out to third to begin the inning, but would leave the game after that. Garrett Jones would come in the game for Beltran in the bottom of the fifth. Here’s the latest on Beltran’s injury from Bryan Hoch of

As for Ivan Nova, he made his second start of the season tonight. Through the first five innings, Nova kept allowing the Angels to get runners on base, but they were not able to get any runs on the board. With the score 1-0 in the bottom of the sixth, Albert Pujols led off the inning with a solo shot to center. His 24th of the season and 13th in the month of June (tied a team record for most in a month) tied the game at one. Two pitches later, Erick Aybar hit a solo shot of his own, his second of the season, to put the Angels ahead 2-1.

After Matt Joyce hit a one out double to right center, Joe Girardi pulled Nova from the game. He went 5.1 innings, gave up two runs on eight hits, struck out seven, and walked two in the loss.

Girardi would go to Adam Warren, who was making his first appearance out of the bullpen this year. Overall, Warren had a good first outing.  He went 2.2 innings, gave up no runs on one hit, struck out two batters, and walked one.

The Angels were 0-for-11 with runners in scoring position, but the two solo home runs was all the offense they needed tonight against a Yankee team that left only two men on base. The Bronx Bombers have scored a combined total of three runs in their last three games.

Next Game: The New York Yankees (41-37) will look to avoid the sweep tomorrow night when they take on the Los Angeles Angels (41-37) at 7:05 PM ET. You can watch the game on ESPN and the YES Network. Nathan Eovaldi (7-2, 4.81) will get the start for New York against Matt Shoemaker (4-6, 5.03) for the Angels.

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