The Los Angeles Angels send Ervin Santana to the mound on Sunday looking for a weekend sweep of the New York Yankees at Angel Stadium in Anaheim. Santana is 7-2 with a 2.13 ERA in 11 starts since the All-Star break. Freddy Garcia gets the start for New York.
The Angels begin Sunday a game and a half behind the Texas Rangers in the American League West. C.J. Wilson starts for Texas in their series finale against Josh Outman and the Oakland Athletics, in a 12:05 p.m. PDT start from Arlington, Texas.
Maicer Izturis hit two doubles on Saturday for the Angels, and has four doubles in his last five starts, hitting .313/.400/.563 in September. Rookie Mike Trout broke an 0-for-14 slump on Saturday with a double and a single.
The Yankees are scrambling at catcher. Francisco Cervelli is headed back to New York with concussion-like symptoms, wrote Marc Carig of the The Star Ledger. Russell Martin might miss a few days after injuring his right thumb on Saturday. Jorge Posada caught the final six innings after Martin left Saturday's game, and it was Posada's first time behind the plate all season. Rookie Jesus Montero might see time at catcher, though his future role is as a bat in the lineup.
Sunday afternoon's 12:35 p.m. PDT game will be televised by Fox Sports West. For more Angels news and information, be sure to read Halos Heaven.