The New York Yankees bullpen gave it up Tuesday night, but held their ground last night in the 6-5 win over the Los Angeles Angels.
Boone Logan, Corey Wade and Rafael Soriano ,who recorded his sixth save of the season, kept the Angels off the scoreboard to salvage a win out of this three-game set.
Wade got Howie Kendrick to strikeout in the seventh with the tying run at third base and Soriano got Mark Trumbo, 3-4 with three RBIs on the night, on a soft fly to left ending Angels threat.
Yankee starter Ivan Nova (6-2) had another poor outing despite the win allowing four runs in the fourth after New York took the 5-1 lead. "I'm not pitching good right now," Nova told Bryan Hoch of MLB.com. "I mean, it's hard when you know that you're better than what you're showing right now. It's really hard for me. So I think I've got to enjoy this win today, the team win, that's the most important thing."
Nova went 6 2/3 innings and gave up five runs on eight hits he struck out only two walked three and gave up the two-run homer to Trumbo in the fourth.
Los Angeles starter Ervin Santana (2-6) has been having a nightmare season so far and was equally ineffective allowing New York five runs in the third.
After a Russell Martin walk and Derek Jeter single, Curtis Granderson hit his 16th home run of the season giving the Bombers the 3-1 lead. Alex Rodriguez would be hit by Santana than Robinson Cano would hit a two run jack to right field making the score, 5-1.
The Angels would tie it up in the bottom of the fourth on the Trumbo homer and a Mike Trout double.
Raul Ibanez would triple in the sixth off of reliever Hisanori Takahashi and Nick Swisher would hit a sacrifice fly for the, 6-5 lead.
David Robertson is scheduled to throw off a mound on Saturday at the Minor League Complex in Tampa, Florida. Robertson is coming off an oblique strain dating back to May 29.
Brett Gardner (right elbow strain) hit off a tee and took soft toss in Tampa on Wednesday. Gardner will take live batting practice than on to a minor league rehab assignment. Brett hasn't played since April 17 and has been sorely missed in the outfield and on the base paths so far this season.
The Yankees now head to Detroit for a three game weekend set against the Tigers. Friday night's starters will be LHP CC Sabathia for New York and LHP Casey Crosby for Detroit in a 7:05 p.m. ET start at Comerica Park.
Detroit (23-27) is third in the Central Division and 4-6 over their last 10 games.
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