June 13, 2017
Erick Young Jr. hit a home run and drove in the game-winning run in the bottom of the 11th inning, as the Angels got the by Yankees 3-2 on Tuesday night at the Big A.
In the 11th inning, Andrelton Simmons walked with one out. After CJ Cron flied out, Simmons stole second. A Martin Maldonado groundout back to the box allowed Simmons to move to 3rd. Cliff Pennington walked, and that set the stage for Young, who hit a line drive that was deflected by Yankees relief pitcher Ben Heller, allowing Andrelton Simmons to score the game-winning run from 3rd.
Young also led-off the 8th inning with a home run that tied the game at 2-2. The ball traveled over the right field wall, 382 feet.
Chase Headley gave the Yankees a 2-1 lead with a solo shot to center field in the 7th inning. It came off of Angel starter JC Ramirez.
Ramirez went 6 2/3 innings giving up 2 runs on 5 hits. He struck out 7 and walked 3, but did not factor into the decision.
Keynan Middleton (2-0) got credit for the win. He recorded the final 2 outs of the 11th inning after coming in with one out and the bases loaded.
Yusmeiro Petit, Bud Norris, Mike Morin, and Middleton combined for 5 1/3 innings of shutout relief.
The Angels took a 1-0 lead in the 4th inning on an RBI single from CJ Cron. The Yankees would tie the game in the 5th on a run-scoring single by Brett Gardner.
CC Sabathia started for the Yankees. He only lasted four innings giving up 1 run on 3 hits. He departed after 64 pitches with a strained left hamstring. Chasen Shreve (1-1) took the loss after being charged with the game-winning run.
The rubber game of the three-game set will be on Wednesday night at the Big A. Matt Shoemaker (6-3, 4.22 ERA) goes for the Halos. New York will counter with Michael Pineda (7-3, 3.39 ERA).