June 20, 2017
Cameron Maybin hit a tie-breaking solo homer in the 7th inning, as the Angels took down the Yankees 8-3 on Tuesday night at Yankee Stadium.
Maybin’s homer was part of a three-run 7th, which also included a Yunel Escobar RBI triple, and an RBI single from Luis Valbuena.
The three runs came against Yankees’ reliever Tyler Clippard, who took the loss and fell to 1-4 on the season.
The Halos would put the game out of reach with some insurance runs in the 8th and 9th inning. Maybin delivered an infield single, scoring Martin Maldonado. Luis Valubena hit a solo shot in the 9th.
Blake Parker (3-2) got credit for the win after coming in to pitch the 6th inning. He gave up a solo homer to Gary Sanchez that tied the game at 3-3.
The Angels took a 3-0 lead behind an Albert Pujols RBI single, and RBI double from Danny Espinosa, and a run-scoring single from Kole Calhoun.
The Yankees rallied against Halos’ starter Parker Bridwell, who allowed a sacrifice fly from Chase Headley in the 4th, followed by Aaron Judge’s 24th homer of the season in the 5th.
Bridwell went five innings, giving up two runs on on two hits, striking out three and walking five. He made 95 pitches.
The Angels moved back to .500, while the Yankees have now lost seven straight games.
Game 2 of the series will be tomorrow night in the Big Apple. Ricky Nolasco (2-8, 5.01 ERA) starts for the Angels. Jordan Montgomery (4-4, 3.78 ERA) goes for the Yankees.