Yankees rally for four runs in fifth inning to beat Angels, 6-2

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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