Two days after his fifth blown save of the season, Mariano Rivera took his second loss. Bobby Abreu’s second home run of the night was a two-run shot off the Yankees closer, giving the Angels a 6-4 win tonight at Yankee Stadium. The Yankees tried to bail out Rivera — like they’d bailed out A.J. Burnett two innings earlier — but Curtis Granderson was picked off first with the go-ahead run at the plate in the bottom of the ninth. Burnett still hasn’t won since June 29. He showed improvement until the sixth inning, when the Angels scored four runs, one of them on an Abreu homer. The Yankees were able to make up for that deficit with a three-run seventh.
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