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Yankees winning streak comes to an end

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on May 29, 2012 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

A strange game came to a sudden end when Mark Trumbo hit a walkoff home run in the ninth inning tonight, giving the Angels a 9-8 win that ended the Yankees five-game winning streak. Phil Hughes lasted 5.1 innings, which is longer than the Yankees might have expected after he was knocked around for four runs on five hits in the first inning. He gave up another run in the third and a solo homer in the fourth, finishing with a career-high 11 hits and a season-high seven runs. It was a truly bizarre game throughout, beginning when Angels starter Jered Weaver left after 12 pitches because of a lower back injury. Curtis Granderson and Nick Swisher collided trying to catch a fly ball, Mark Trumbo let a fly ball skip off his glove, and Erick Aybar made two bad plays in the first inning, all of which led to runs. After taking a first-inning lead, then falling behind, the Yankees tied it at 8 on Russell Martin’s — of all people — two-out, two-run double in the seventh.

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