Angels walk away with 4-1 win over Yankees

Erick Aybar
Angels shortstop Erick Aybar turns a double play during the fourth inning of the Angels’ 4-1 win over the New York Yankees on Monday.
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KEY MOMENT: Angels starter Jered Weaver escaped a bases-loaded, none-out jam in the eighth by striking out Brett Gardner with an 88-mph fastball and getting Derek Jeter to ground into a 4-6-3 double play to preserve a 1-1 tie. Weaver pumped his fist violently and screamed several celebratory obscenities as he headed toward the dugout.

AT THE PLATE: Howie Kendrick, John McDonald and Chris Iannetta drew bases-loaded walks against three Yankees relievers — Shawn Kelley, Matt Thornton and Preston Claiborne — to score the decisive runs in the eighth. The Angels took a 1-0 lead in the fifth when Kendrick tripled to right and scored on Ian Stewart’s groundout. The Yankees tied it in the seventh when Derek Jeter doubled, took third on Jacoby Ellsbury’s groundout and scored on Mark Teixeira’s single.

ON THE MOUND: Weaver, relying heavily on a 71-mph changeup, gave up one run and six hits in eight innings, striking out seven and walking one. He retired 14 of 16 batters from the second through sixth innings and has allowed five earned runs in 251/3 innings of his last four starts. Ernesto Frieri struck out two of three in the ninth to notch his third save.

WALK THIS WAY: The Angels drew six walks in the eighth inning, only the second time in club history they have drawn six or more walks in an inning. The record is eight walks in an inning against Oakland on July 4, 1979.


EJECT BUTTON: Joe Girardi stormed out of the dugout in the eighth and got into a heated and animated argument with home-plate umpire Laz Diaz, who ejected the Yankees manager for arguing a strike call on Gardner.

REHAB REPORT: Reliever Dane De La Rosa, recovering from shoulder and forearm injuries, threw a scoreless inning with one walk for triple-A Salt Lake on Sunday. “His velocity was not quite what it was a couple of days ago,” Manager Mike Scioscia said, “but it was still good.”

EXTRA BASES: The Angels recalled reliever Cory Rasmus from triple A and sent third baseman Luis Jimenez back to Salt Lake.

UP NEXT: Left-hander C.J. Wilson (4-2, 3.18 ERA) will oppose Yankees right-hander Hiroki Kuroda (2-3, 5.14 ERA) at Angel Stadium on Tuesday at 7 p.m. On the air: FS West; Radio: 830.