Angels’ rookie phenom Mike Trout is setting the baseball world alight and is earning MVP consideration.
Robinson Cano and Curtis Granderson each hit two-run homers off Jerome Williams on Saturday, leading the New York Yankees to a 5-3 victory over the Los Angeles Angels.
Mark Teixeira homered twice and drove in five runs, Russell Martin hit a go-ahead single and the New York Yankees overcame yet another homer by Mark Trumbo to rally past the Los Angeles Angels 6-5 Friday night.
On a night when the Yankees’ Robinson Cano was repeatedly booed and went homerless, Prince Fielder put on the most powerful display among baseball’s big boppers.
In a season with two extra playoff teams and a great deal of parity, virtually every franchise has hope heading into the season’s second half. That’s why you should care about Tuesday’s Midsummer Classic.
Cano announced the invitations Monday, a day after rosters were announced for the All-Star game July 10 in Kansas City.
Surging Angels slugger Mark Trumbo’s bat broke, Rafael Soriano roared off the mound in celebration, and the Yankees escaped with a streak-snapping win.
New York couldn’t be terribly frustrated about its play, yet it wasn’t enough to beat a team in the profound groove occupied by the Angels.
When Jered Weaver limped off the mound after 12 pitches with lower back pain, the Yankees had an unexpected opportunity to face the Angels without their ace. But Phil Hughes and the New York bullpen just couldn’t get enough people out.
The Yankees out-slugged the Angles Sunday night as they claimed an 11-5 victory.