Angels beat Yankees with 9th-inning rally
Friday, September 9, 2011
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- Pinch-hitter Maicer Izturis drove home pinch-runner Jeremy Moore with a bases-loaded sacrifice fly in the ninth inning, and the Los Angeles Angels rallied to beat the New York Yankees 2-1 Friday night for their fifth win in six games.
Jered Weaver struck out 11 Yankees during eight innings of three-hit ball, but the Los Angeles ace left without a victory when his teammates couldn't solve Bartolo Colon, who yielded six hits and an unearned run in seven resilient innings.
After Alberto Callaspo led off the ninth with an infield single off Aaron Laffey (2-2), Vernon Wells singled to left off Luis Ayala, who then hit Peter Bourjos with a pitch.
Izturis' drive to center easily scored Moore for the Angels' 10th win of the season on their final swing.