The Los Angeles Angels and New York Yankees will continue a four-game series when they clash at Angel Stadium on Tuesday night. Los Angeles dropped the 14-inning opener for its seventh loss in the past eight contests. The banged-up Yankees, on the other hand, are 6-1 in their last seven.
The Yankees have won a season-best four straight games and six of their last seven despite being plagued by injuries. They have 12 players on the injured list but will try to continue their impressive play on Tuesday in L.A. Outfielder Aaron Judge (oblique) was the latest to join the long list that includes fellow outfielder Giancarlo Stanton (biceps), third baseman Miguel Andjuar (shoulder), shortstop Troy Tulowitzki (calf), catcher Gary Sanchez (calf), starting pitcher Luis Severino (shoulder), and reliever Dellin Betances (shoulder), among others. New York managed just five hits in Monday’s 4-3 win over the Angels but pushed across the winning run on Gio Urshela’s 14th-inning single in the gap in right-center field.
Right-hander Jonathan Loaisiga (0-0, 3.86 ERA) is taking the mound for New York on Tuesday. Loaisiga is being recalled from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre to make a spot start in order to give the five rotation members an extra day of rest. The 24-year-old has made two starts for New York this season, allowing one run in 4.0 innings against Detroit on April 3 and two runs over 3.0 innings against Houston six days later.
Simmons’ streak ends
Los Angeles recorded just seven hits during Monday’s marathon as it lost for the seventh time in eight games. Shortstop Andrelton Simmons and cleanup hitter Albert Pujols each went 0-for-5, with Simmons having a seven-game hitting streak (13-for-32) come to an end.
FINAL: Yankees 4, Angels 3
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Chris Stratton (0-1, 7.00 ERA) will oppose Loaisiga on Tuesday. The right-hander allowed six runs and seven hits over 5.0 innings against Seattle in his most recent start and did not factor into the decision. Stratton has pitched five or fewer innings in all four of his outings and has more walks (13) than strikeouts (11). He was troubled by L.A.’s D.J. LeMahieu (4-for-12, three walks) when both players were in the National League.
The New York Yankees are:
- 6-1 in their last seven overall
- 5-1 in their last six games against right-handed starters
- 6-1 in their last seven games against teams with losing records
The Los Angeles Angels are:
- 1-7 in their last eight overall
- 1-5 in their last six games against teams with winning records
- 0-4 in their last four games against the American League East