The Yanks snapped their seven-game losing streak, beating the Angels 8-4 Wednesday night.
More woes for Tyler Clippard, though. The struggling Clippard faced two batters and gave up a double and HR. It’s looking like his role will be reduced.
The win puts the 39-30 Yanks back in first place by 1/2 a game over the Red Sox.
In the second, the Yanks jumped out in front 2-0 on a 2-run HR by Didi Gregorius (8).
Martin Maldonado hit the first of his two two-run HRs in the fourth to tie it up for the Angels.
Matt Holliday made it 3-2 Yanks in the fifth with his fifteenth HR of the season.
In the sixth, Sanchez singled, and Headley walked. Romine doubled in two runs, and Romine scored on a single by Hicks. 6-2 Yanks.
In the seventh, Holliday doubled and scored on a Castro single. Castro later scored on a single by Headley.
Put into a low leverage situation, up 8-2 in the ninth, Clippard faced two batters, gave up a double and HR, and was pulled. It has been a tough time for him lately. Aroldis Chapman then closed out the 8-4 Yankees’ win.
Holliday double, HR (15), RBI
Sanchez 2 hits.
Gregorius HR (8), 2 RBI
Romine 3 hits, 2 RBI.
Montgomery (W, 5-4, 3.74) 5 2/3 IP, 2 R, 5 H, 2 W, 5 K. Gave up 1 HR.
Green (H, 3) 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 2 K. 2.31
Betances 1 Ip, 0 R,.0 H, 0 W, 2 K. 0.40
Clippard 0 IP, 2 R, 2 H, 0 W, 0 K. 3.77. Gave up 1 HR.
Chapman 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K. 3.07.
Ex-Yankees’ PR announcer James Hall passed away recently.