Albert Pujols and Mark Trumbo each homered for the Angels tonight, but the Yankees didn’t go deep, and when the Yankees don’t go deep, they don’t win. Tonight’s 5-1 loss in Anaheim was the Yankees second in a row, and they’ll need to win tomorrow night to avoid a three-game sweep against the surging Angels. The Yankees are 0-11 in games when they don’t hit a home run, and they scored their only run on Nick Swisher’s RBI single in the fourth. For the most part, Andy Pettitte delivered another solid start, but those two home runs did the bulk of the damage while the Yankees left 12 runners stranded, including the bases loaded twice, each time with Robinson Cano at the plate. Cano struck out both times.
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