New York Yan­kees 8, An­gels 7

Los Angeles Times - - SPORTS - — Mike DiGio­vanna

AT THE PLATE: Yan­kees sec­ond base­man Stephen Drew, who en­tered with a .165 av­er­age, hit a two-run homer in the sec­ond in­ning and a solo shot in the sixth. Mark Teix­eira hit a two-run shot in the third, his 17th homer of the sea­son. Alex Ro­driguez passed Barry Bonds for sec­ond place on base­ball’s all-time runs bat­ted in list with an RBI sin­gle in the sixth, giv­ing him 1,997 ca­reer RBIs. Hank Aaron tops the list with 2,297 RBIs. Ro­driguez also sin­gled in the first, dou­bled in the sev­enth and sin­gled in the ninth. Kole Cal­houn had three hits and an RBI, and Matt Joyce had a dou­ble and a sin­gle for the An­gels.

ON THE MOUND: An­gels right-han­der Jered Weaver, a fly-ball pitcher, and the new Yan­kee Sta­dium, with its short right-field porch and breeze to­ward right field, are not a good match. Weaver is 1-3 with an 8.71 earned-run av­er­age in five starts here and has given up 10 homers in 31 innings, in­clud­ing three that did not go be­yond the third row of seats above the right-field wall Fri­day. “It’s not a fly-ball pitcher-friendly park, and for it to come down to three 315-foot homers is tough,” he said. “That’s why I haven’t had much suc­cess here. You get peo­ple out on their front foot and get them to pop it up, and it turns into a home run. Re­gard­less of that, I need to do a bet­ter job of pitch­ing here.”

LOW BAT­TERY: Weaver went 0-4 with a 6.29 ERA in his first six starts of 2015, four with Chris Ian­netta be­hind the plate, but he went 4-0 with a 1.98 ERA in his next five, all with Car­los Perez catch­ing. So why was Ian­netta catch­ing Fri­day? “We’re not in a sit­u­a­tion right now where we’re look­ing to match up catch­ers,” Manager Mike Scios­cia said. “If the trend con­tin­ues, you’ll look at it a lit­tle deeper in the sea­son.”

RO­TA­TION SHUF­FLE: Matt Shoe­maker, who was skipped this week­end, will start Tues­day in Tampa Bay, and Hec­tor San­ti­ago will be pushed to next Fri­day against Oak­land. San­ti­ago will be avail­able out of the bullpen this week­end, giv­ing the An­gels four left-handed re­liev­ers. The Yan­kees will start CC Sa­bathia on Sun­day in­stead of Michael Peneda, who re­turned this sea­son from shoul­der surgery.

QUOTEBOOK: “I’m a base­ball fan. When I want to see some­one play­ing like Mickey Man­tle, I can pull out the home movies. Or I can just watch this kid with the An­gels, Mike Trout. Like dad, he’s got all the tools. He can run. He can field. And he can hit. Boy, can he hit.” — David Man­tle, son of Mickey, to MLB Net­work.

UP NEXT: Right-han­der Gar­rett Richards (5-3, 3.26 ERA) will op­pose Yan­kees right-han­der Adam War­ren (3-4, 3.75) at Yan­kee Sta­dium on Satur­day at 4:15 p.m. PDT. TV: FS1; Ra­dio: 830.

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