Ron Roenicke

Eric Young Jr. delivers Angels' 3-2 walk-off victory over the Yankees in the 11th inning

Eric Young Jr. delivers Angels' 3-2 walk-off victory over the Yankees in the 11th inning

Eric Young Jr. spent a significant portion of the last four years trying to get back to the big leagues. Home runs were not on his radar. He hit three, total, between 2013 and 2016.

Somehow, in two weeks as an Angel, since Mike Trout tore his thumb, the 32-year-old journeyman has managed to match that total. His third, an eighth-inning solo shot Tuesday night at Angel Stadium, propelled the Angels into a 2-2 tie with the Yankees. The score stayed that way until the 11th inning. After two teammates walked, Young lined a single off of New York reliever Ben Heller’s left hamstring to supply his club the 3-2 victory and secure himself an icebath.

Once his home run landed in the...

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