Angels hit four homers in 13-1 victory over Yankees

AT THE PLATE: Erick Aybar, who tweaked his stance last Monday so he is more upright in the box, had four hits and four runs. With 11 hits in 17 at-bats in four games, he has raised his average from .175 to .275. Howie Kendrick, who had three hits and scored three runs, is hitting .425 (17 for 40) in his last nine games. Since the start of 2006, Kendrick's .357 mark (74 for 207) against the Yankees is the best among players with at least 200 at-bats against them. Hank Conger had two run-scoring doubles and an RBI single.

ON THE MOUND: Yankee Stadium was closed Thursday, and Angels pitcher C.J. Wilson wanted to throw on the off-day, so he played catch with bullpen coach Steve Soliz under some oak trees near the softball diamonds in Central Park. "No one even noticed me," Wilson said. Friday night was another walk in the park for Wilson, who gave up one run and four hits in six innings, striking out five and walking three, to improve to 4-0 with a 1.93 earned-run average against the Yankees since joining the Angels in 2012.

IN THE FIELD: With a 12-1 lead, left fielder J.B. Shuck made a spectacular diving catch of Ichiro Suzuki's flare toward the line in the eighth. Albert Pujols made a diving stop of Brian McCann's one-hop smash behind the first-base bag and, from a sitting position, tossed to Wilson covering the bag in the sixth.

EXTRA BASES: Yankees right-hander Hiroki Kuroda entered Friday with a 3-2 record and 2.16 ERA in six career starts against the Angels, but he was rocked for eight runs — six earned — and 10 hits in 4 2/3 innings, the first time in 184 career starts he has given up as many as eight runs.

PAIN, PAIN, GO AWAY: Saturday starter Hector Santiago said the ache in the middle of his back that affected him in his first two starts was not an issue in his last two games. "I was having trouble pushing off my back leg, and my mechanics were faulty and inconsistent," he said. "But I got some chiropractic treatment, and it's fine now. The last two starts have been pretty good."

UP NEXT: Some 200-250 friends and family members from Santiago's hometown of Newark, N.J., have purchased tickets and chartered buses to watch the Angels left-hander (0-3, 3.68 ERA) oppose New York Yankees left-hander Vidal Nuno (0-0, 6.75 ERA) at Yankee Stadium on Saturday at 10 a.m. PDT. On the air: TV: Channel 11. Radio: 830.

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