The New York Yankees defeated the Anaheim Angels on Thursday night. The game took place at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York and the final score was 6-3. Ivan Nova started for the Yankees and he pitched well and the big three at the end of the bullpen closed it out. Brett Gardner had three hits and Chase Headley had two hits to lead the offense.
Nova pitched 6 1/3 innings giving up six hits and three runs with a walk and five strikeouts and he earned his fifth win of the season. Dellin Betances pitched 2/3 of an inning, Andrew Miller pitched an inning giving up a hit and striking out two and Aroldis Chapman pitched an inning giving up a hit and he struck out two and earned his 11th save of the season.
Jhoulys Chacin pitched 5 1/3 innings giving up seven hits and five runs with three walks and three strikeouts and he took his fourth loss of the season. Mike Morin pitched 2/3 of an inning, Cory Rasmus pitched an inning giving up two hits and a run with a walk and a strikeout and Huston Street pitched an inning giving up two hits and a walk with a strikeout.
Jacoby Ellsbury had a hit and drew a walk, Gardner had three hits and drew a walk and Carlos Beltran had a hit, two RBI and drew a walk. Alex Rodriguez had a hit and two RBI, Brian McCann had a hit, an RBI and drew a walk and Starlin Castro had a hit. Didi Gregorius drew a walk, Headley had two hits and Chris Parmelee had a hit and an RBI. Beltran, McCann and Rodriguez each hit a double and Headley hit two doubles. The Yankees were 5-18 with runners in scoring position and left 10 men on base. Gardner was picked off and Castro committed an error. Ellsbury had an outfield assist.
Yunel Escobar had two hits, Kole Calhoun had a hit and Mike Trout had a hit. Albert Pujols drew a walk, C.J. Cron had a hit and an RBI and Johnny Giavotella had a hit. Jefry Marte had a hit and two RBI, Jett Bandy had a hit and Trout, Giavotella and Bandy each hit a double. Marte hit a homerun and the Angels were 2-9 with runners in scoring position and left six men on base. Trout had a stolen base and Cron was caught stealing. Perez had a pickoff.
In the fourth Cron hit an RBI single to give the Angels a 1-0 lead. In the fifth Parmelee hit an RBI single to tie the game at one. Beltran hit a two run double to give the Yankees a 3-1 lead and Rodriguez hit a sac fly to extend the lead to 4-1. McCann hit an RBI double still in the fifth to push the lead to 5-1. In the seventh Marte hit a two run homerun to trim the lead to 5-3. Rodriguez hit an RBI double in the bottom of the seventh to make it 6-3 and that would be the final score.
The Yankees swept the four game series and it was the first time since 1993 they have swept a four game series against the Angels. The Yankees will look to get over 500 on Friday night when they welcome the Detroit Tigers to town for a weekend three game series. It will also be Old Timers weekend with the Old Timers game set for Sunday afternoon.