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Game 23: Yankees (13-9) vs. Angels (10-11)

Posted by: Brian Heyman - Posted in Misc on Apr 25, 2014 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Yankees lineup

1. Jacoby Ellsbury CF

2. Derek Jeter SS

3. Carlos Beltran RF

4. Alfonso Soriano DH

5. Mark Teixeira 1B

6. Brian McCann C

7. Brett Gardner LF

8. Brian Roberts 2B

9. Yangervis Solarte 3B

Hiroki Kuroda RHP


Angels lineup

1. J.B. Shuck LF

2. Mike Trout CF

3. Albert Pujols 1B

4. Raul Ibanez DH

5. Howie Kendrick 2B

6. Ian Stewart 3B

7. Erick Aybar SS

8. Hank Conger C

9. Collin Cowgill RF

C.J. Wilson LHP


Umpires: C.B. Bucknor HP, Hal Gibsonn 1B, Bill Welke 2B, Dan Iassogna 3B

TV/Radio: YES/WFAN 660, 101.9

Weather: Partly cloudy, a chilly 53


Winning ways: The Yankees have won eight of their last 11 and 13 of 20 after starting 0-2.

Hot bats: The Yankees have a major-league best 59 extra-base hits since April 8.


Update, 7:18: Kuroda escapes after allowing two two-out singles.

Update, 7:29: Jeter walks, but otherwise a quiet first against Wilson.

Update, 7:41: Three runs, three hits so far in the second off Kuroda.

Update, 7:53: Infield hit and stolen base by Gardner with two outs, but Roberts goes down looking.

Update, 8:06: Not one of Kuroda’s better days. Two-run homer by Stewart, off the top of the wall in center and over, 5-0. Angels now have eight hits here in the third after Aybar’s single.

Update, 8:18: The Yankees go down 1-2-3. Girardi said they got in at 3 a.m. It looks like it right now. Still time to wake up.

Update, 8:27: Finally a 1-2-3 inning for Kuroda.

Update, 8:37: Wilson continues to look sharp, one infield hit and two walks allowed through four. He came in 3-0 with a 2.03 ERA against the Yankees since joining the Angels’ cause in 2012.

Update, 8:40: Pujols hits a nothing pitch a mile to left, No. 501. It’s 6-0 in the fifth. His ninth homer of April, matches Brian Downing’s franchise record.

Update, 8:48: Beltran botches a fly ball in right, 7-0, Kuroda is done. Billings is on. YES had a stat that seven runs is the most Kuroda has given up in a home start with the Yankees.

Update, 8:51: Conger greets Billings with RBI double, 8-0. This is Billings’ first MLB appearance since he was here with the A’s on Aug. 25, 2011.

Update, 9:00: Gardner singles, Roberts erases him 4-6-3, Solarte pops out, long night for the Yankees.

Update, 9:08: Billings has 1-2-3 sixth with two Ks.

Update, 9:17: The Yankees finally nick Wilson for a run. Single by Jeter, Double by Beltran. Sac fly by Soriano, 8-1 Angels in the sixth.

Update, 9:36: Billings serves up a three-run homer to Aybar, 11-1 in the seventh.

Update, 9:40: Billings gives up a solo shot to Cowgill, 12-1 Angels. They have 14 hits. Angels have a club-record 35 March/April HRs.

Update, 9:44: Wilson is done after six, one run, four hits. Nick Maronde takes over. Pujols comes out as well.

Update, 9:57: McCann playing first base now, among several changes for the eighth.

Update, 10:04: Starting to rain. Good thing there are only about five people left here. Maybe a little more than five, but you get the point. If this were Twitter, it would be #hurryupandfinish Ernesto Frieri is on to pitch the last of the eighth, still 12-1.

Update, 10:18: Shawn Kelley comes on with two outs and nobody on in the ninth.

Update, 10:21: Billings was at 76 pitches, I believe. Kelley gives up a double and an RBI single, 13-1.

Update, 10:33: Yankees lose 13-1.









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