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-Michael Kay, August 18, 2009

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Angels give game away

Despite Edwar Ramirez almost ruining a five-run comeback by himself Sunday afternoon, the Angels committed four errors en route to a 14-9 defeat.

The Yankees were trailing 5-0, but were able to score four runs against John Lackey in the fifth and sixth innings. After he exited, the Yankees scored four more to take an 8-5 going to the top of the eighth inning.

After getting two quick outs, Ramirez gave up a single sandwiched around two walks. He then gave up a grand slam to Mark Teixeira to give the Angels a 9-8 lead.

Things looked grim. However, Ivan Rodriguez led off the eighth with a single. Eventually, the Yankees would score six runs to give them their total of 14. However, the inning could've ended tied 9-9 if Chone Figgins was able to handle a sure double play ball off the bat of Alex Rodriguez.

Bobby Abreu continued his hot hitting, going 3-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored, and Xavier Nady went 4-for-5 with a home run and six RBI.

Robinson Cano, nursing a sore left hand, came in for defense and went 1-for-1 with two RBI and a run scored.

Yankees pitchers weren't great, as you can tell by the score. Darrell Rasner only lasted four innings, and the Yankees walked seven Angels overall. Dan Giese was able to keep the score 5-0, as he pitched three scoreless innings, allowing only one hit.

The Yankees were able to split the four-game series despite losing the first two games. They will travel to Texas for four more starting tomorrow night.


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