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Angels bats breakout to avoid sweep

Posted by: vmercogliano - Posted in Misc on Jul 15, 2012 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

The Yankees came up with four home runs on Sunday, but couldn’t complete the sweep as the Angels pounded out 10 runs on 15 hits for a 10-8 win. After Erick Aybar and Albert Pujols hit back-to-back jacks off of Ivan Nova in the first, Alex Rodriguez ended a 49 at-bat homerless streak to tie it at 2-2 in the bottom half of the inning, but the Angels scored in each of the final four innings to put the game out of reach. Nova pitched into the seventh inning, allowing six runs on nine hits to earn his fourth loss of the season. He was replaced by Chad Qualls, who gave up three runs in the eighth. The Yankees scored three runs in the ninth to cut the deficit to two runs, but A-Rod popped out with the bases loaded. Maicer Izturis and Mark Trumbo also homered for the Angels, while Curtis Granderson, Eric Chavez and Mark Teixeira each went deep for the Yankees. Robinson Cano had two hits to tie his career-high with an 18-game hitting streak.

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