A-Rod's HR helps Sabathia beat Angels 3-2
Saturday, June 4, 2011
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- CC Sabathia came within one out of his second complete game in three starts, Alex Rodriguez hit a go-ahead two-run homer and Robinson Cano also went deep, leading the New York Yankees to a 3-2 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Saturday night.
Rodriguez snapped a 1-all tie in the sixth with his 10th homer of the season and 623rd of his career, driving Ervin Santana's 1-1 pitch into the rock pile in left-center field after a leadoff walk to Curtis Granderson. The two RBIs increased A-Rod's total to 1,864, tying Mel Ott for ninth place on the all-time list. Next up is Willie Mays at 1,903.
Derek Jeter was 1 for 3 with a walk, tying Sam Rice for 28th on the career hit list.