ANAHEIM, Calif. — — Supervisor Aaron Boone had no actual downside with the way in which his New York Yankees executed on the double steal by the Angels that ended with Shohei Ohtani sliding safely into dwelling.
The truth is, Boone and the Yankees nonetheless appear assured in nearly every little thing they’re doing regardless of a dropping streak that is threatening to finish their AL East hopes earlier than September even will get rolling.
Anthony Rizzo and Gary Sánchez homered for the Yankees, whose skid following their 13-game profitable streak continued regardless of 10 hits at Angel Stadium. The Yankees could not catch up after the Angels went forward 6-2 by executing their second double steal of the night time involving Ohtani, who slid dwelling after Phil Gosselin stole second.
“I used to be high-quality with (Sánchez) throwing,” Boone mentioned. “If we play actually good catch in that state of affairs, it’s in all probability boom-boom.”
Aaron Judge had an RBI single and Giancarlo Stanton added a sacrifice fly within the eighth, however New York (76-56) dropped eight video games behind Tampa Bay (84-48) within the AL East standings. New York’s 4 losses have been by a mixed six runs, suggesting the Yankees aren’t too far off their earlier type — however that’s little consolation with the Rays pulling away.
“Dropping 4 in a row is clearly very irritating, and simply unacceptable,” Brett Gardner mentioned. “We’ve clearly been enjoying superb baseball for some time now. We’ve been within the video games and had alternatives to vary the end result, and simply haven’t been capable of. Though we’ve misplaced 4 in a row, we’ve received 13 of 17. That’s how I select to take a look at it.”
New York additionally hit into 5 double performs, essentially the most turned by the Angels since April 25, 2013, and essentially the most at dwelling since July 18, 2006. The Yankees solely hit into 4 double performs throughout their complete 13-game profitable streak.
“We have misplaced some razor-thin video games,” Boone mentioned. “Tonight was a narrative of 5 double performs actually hurting us. I believed we have been having a whole lot of good at-bats all night time. It’s a recreation we in all probability really feel like we must always have damaged open, and we didn’t.”
Jameson Taillon (8-5) took his first loss in 16 begins since Might 31 for the Yankees, permitting six runs on 5 hits and two walks.
The Angels received the sequence and their third straight recreation general with reduction pitching and protection — two aspects of their recreation which have been determined weaknesses this season. Second baseman David Fletcher was singled out by each groups for his stellar work within the subject.
“That was a virtuoso efficiency at second base,” Angels supervisor Joe Maddon mentioned. “I’m right here to inform you that’s the Gold Glove winner proper there. When you’ve got any doubt about that, anyone, simply watch the video tonight.”
Gosselin had a two-run single for the Angels earlier than their troublesome bullpen got here via. Jake Petricka received two huge strikeouts to strand two Yankees within the eighth, and Raisel Iglesias pitched an ideal ninth for his twenty ninth save, disappointing the 1000’s of vocal Yankees followers on the Massive A.
“It’s been a whole lot of enjoyable,” mentioned Walsh, who hit his third homer in six video games after a monthlong energy drought. “Fairly intense ambiance. These video games are actually happening to the wire towards a very good workforce. We’ve received a ton of followers within the stands. Actually get pleasure from enjoying in entrance of those crowds like this. Hope it continues.”
Jimmy Herget (1-1) received the win in his Angels debut with 1 2/3 innings of one-hit reduction.
Rizzo’s homer main off the fourth inning was solely his fourth for the Yankees, however it ended a 13-game homer drought since Aug. 4 throughout which he batted .167. Sánchez’s solo shot within the fifth was the primary homer in 21 video games since July 20.
Ohtani is tied for sixth within the majors with 22 steals, and he has 51 in his four-year profession. Solely 4 Japanese-born main leaguers — Ichiro Suzuki, Dave Roberts, Kazuo Matsui and Nori Aoki — have ever swiped extra baggage than the 6-foot-4 Ohtani.
Yankees: SS Gleyber Torres (sprained thumb) joined Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre to proceed his rehab. He’s anticipated to be again with New York after this street journey.
Angels: RHP Alex Cobb (wrist) felt good after his second bullpen session Monday. The workforce hasn’t determined how shortly his rehab will transfer.
Gerrit Cole (13-6, 2.80 ERA) pitches in his native Orange County for the primary time since selecting the Yankees and their lavish $324 million deal over his hometown Angels in free company almost two years in the past. He’s 3-0 in 4 profession begins on the Massive A, the place his household had season tickets. He faces Packy Naughton (0-0, 1.69), who will make his first main league begin.
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