Angels fall to the Yankees, 3-1

Kole Calhoun

Angels right fielder Kole Calhoun makes a diving catch on a ball hit by the Yankees’ Stephen Drew in the fifth inning Wednesday night in Anaheim.

(Mark J. Terrill / Associated Press)

KEY MOMENT: With the Angels trailing, 1-0, David Freese and Matt Joyce singled to open the fifth. Instead of asking .184-hitting Chris Iannetta to bunt, Manager Mike Scioscia had him swing away. Iannetta grounded into a double play, and Efren Navarro grounded out to end the inning.

AT THE PLATE: Mike Trout lined his 21st homer to right field in the eighth, but the Angels were hitless in nine at-bats with runners in scoring position and went 0 for 23 with runners in scoring position in the series. The Angels loaded the bases with one out in the sixth, but Erick Aybar popped out to shortstop and Freese grounded out. Chase Headley hit a two-out RBI single in the third, Garrett Jones homered in the sixth, and Didi Gregorius had an RBI single in the eighth for the Yankees.

ON THE MOUND: Matt Shoemaker took the loss after giving up two runs and seven hits in 52/3 innings. Nathan Eovaldi threw 51/3 scoreless, five-hit innings for the win. Yankees reliever Chase Shreve escaped the bases-loaded jam in the sixth, and Dellin Betances got the final four outs for the save.

EXTRA BASES: Angels right fielder Kole Calhoun made a spectacular diving catch in the gap to rob Stephen Drew of a double in the fifth. … The Angels activated reliever Mike Morin (left rib-cage strain) off the disabled list and sent reliever Cam Bedrosian to triple-A Salt Lake.


UP NEXT: The Angels are off Thursday. Right-hander Garrett Richards (8-5, 3.54 ERA) will oppose Texas right-hander Chi Chi Gonzalez (2-3, 2.59 ERA) at Globe Life Park on Friday at 5 p.m. TV: FS West; Radio: 830.

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