Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
Alfonso Soriano homered twice and drove in a career-high six runs, Alex Rodriguez had a two-run double, and the New York Yankees’ bats bailed out a wild CC Sabathia for a 14-7 rout of the Los Angeles Angels on Tuesday night.
Minus Mariano Rivera in the ninth inning, the New York Yankees used a pair of relievers to close out the Los Angeles Angels 2-1 Monday night and preserve the win for Hiroki Kuroda.
Hours before Andy Pettitte turned 41, Chris Iannetta tagged him for a go-ahead RBI single in the sixth inning, that sent the Yankees to a fourth straight loss. C.J. Wilson outdid Pettitte with seven effective innings in a matchup of All-Star left-handers, Albert Pujols and Mark Trumbo each had three hits and the Los Angeles Angels beat injury-ravaged New York 5-2 Friday night.
David Ortiz rebounded from a rough first game with a long two-run homer and drove in three runs to help Clay Buchholz improve to 9-0, earning the Boston Red Sox a split of a day-night doubleheader with a 7-2 win over the Los Angeles Angels on Saturday night.
Simply put, Mike Trout was the best player in the game in 2012.