Los­ing streak goes to f ive games

Los Angeles Times - - SPORTS - — Mike Di­Gio­vanna

Wil­son can’t hold back Yan­kees, and home runs by Trout and Pu­jols go to waste.

KEY MO­MENT: Within a span of 11 pitches in the fifth in­ning, the Yan­kees turned a 2-1 deficit into a 5-2 lead. Chris Young led off with a home run to left, John Ryan Murphy and Didi Gre­go­rius hit one-out sin­gles, and Brett Gard­ner lined a three-run homer to right off An­gels starter C.J. Wil­son, who kicked him­self for throw­ing a four-seam fast­ball to Gard­ner in­stead of a sink­ing two-seamer that might have in­duced a dou­ble play. “I have to fig­ure out a way to get the ball on the ground in that sit­u­a­tion,” Wil­son said.

AT THE PLATE: Mike Trout and Al­bert Pu­jols, who were a com­bined four for 20 against Yan­kees starter CC Sa­bathia, hit con­sec­u­tive homers in the first, Pu­jols’ shot giv­ing him 535 ca­reer homers and mov­ing him ahead of Jim­mie Foxx into sole pos­ses­sion of 17th place on the all-time list. But the An­gels had two hits from the se­cond in­ning on and grounded into dou­ble plays in the sixth and sev­enth.

ON THE MOUND: Wil­son gave up six runs and seven hits, three of them homers, in seven in­nings, strik­ing out eight and walk­ing none, to fall to 3-5 with a 3.92 earned-run av­er­age. He has a 6.00 ERA in his last five starts. Sa­bathia gave up two runs and five hits in six in­nings to im­prove to 3-7, and Yan­kees re­liev­ers Dellin Be­tances and An­drew Miller struck out five of six bat­ters in the eighth and ninth.

EJECT BUT­TON: Sa­bathia took ex­cep­tion to Dan Bellino’s strike zone and was ejected after in­duc­ing Kole Cal­houn’s in­ning-end­ing dou­ble-play grounder in the sixth. That sent Yan­kees Man­ager Joe Gi­rardi over the dugout rail and onto the field, where he kicked dirt on Bellino in a fiery ar­gu­ment that got him ejected.

DRAFT UP­DATE: The An­gels have the 26th pick in the first round of base­ball’s draft, which be­gins Mon­day night and runs through Wed­nes­day, and will take the best avail­able player, re­gard­less of po­si­tion, with that pick. But after em­pha­siz­ing pitch­ing in the last two drafts, the An­gels will tar­get po­si­tion play­ers and pre­mium of­fen­sive play­ers. The An­gels have a draft pool of $5.05 mil­lion, the 26th high­est in the ma­jor leagues, with $2.034 mil­lion al­lot­ted for the top pick.

ROS­TER MOVE: The An­gels, need­ing some bullpen cov­er­age for a few days, re­called Drew Rucin­ski from triple-A Salt Lake on Sun­day.

UP NEXT: The An­gels are off Mon­day. Right-han­der Matt Shoe­maker (3-4, 5.08 ERA) will op­pose Tampa Bay right-han­der Nathan Karns (3-2, 3.63) at Trop­i­cana Field on Tues­day at 4 p.m. PDT. TV: FS West; Ra­dio: 830.

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