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Angels get no relief in 4-3 loss to New York Yankees
Angels get no relief in 4-3 loss to New York Yankees

Ernesto Frieri isn’t quite ready to regain the closing role he relinquished to Joe Smith in late April, not after the Angels right-hander gave up a two-out, ninth-inning home run to No. 9 batter Brian Roberts that lifted the New York Yankees to a 4-3 victory in Angel Stadium on Tuesday night. Frieri had pitched well enough in his previous five games, giving up no hits and striking out four in 4 2/3 innings, for Manager Mike Scioscia to turn the last two innings into a time-share between Frieri and Smith, using matchups to determine who pitched the eighth and ninth. But Smith, who converted his first three save opportunities, felt tightness in his lower right side while warming up...

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