The Los Angeles Angels came close but couldn't quite pull off the sweep, falling 6-5 to the New York Yankees in the finale of their three-game series Wednesday night at Angel Stadium in Anaheim. The Angels, who came back earlier from down 5-1 to tie the game, had the tying and winning runs on base in the ninth but couldn't push them across.
The Angels saw their eight-game winning streak snapped.
The Yankees big inning came in the third, when Curtis Granderson hit a three-run shot, his 16th home run of the season, and was followed shortly by a two-run home run from Robinson Cano, his eighth round tripper of the season.
Down 5-1, the Angels rallied for four runs in the fourth inning on a two-run home run by Mark Trumbo and a two-run double by Mike Trout. Trumbo was 8-for-13 against the Yankees in the series and has homered in a career-high four straight games.
The only time the Yankees retired Trumbo on Wednesday was when he flew out to end the game off Rafael Soriano.
"Mark is just having a great year. In the batters box he has a great feel for what's going on. He battled and just missed that last pitch, hitting it off the end of the bat," said Angels manager Mike Scioscia. "He's a guy in the batters box who is fun to watch."
Trumbo's home runs streak is one game shy of the club record, held by Bobby Bonds from August 2-7, 1977.
The Yankees reclaimed the lead in the sixth inning when Raul Ibanez tripled and scored on a sacrifice fly by Nick Swisher. Ivan Nova allowed five runs, but he lasted 6 2/3 innings to earn his sixth win of the year.
Hisanori Takahashi (0-2) took the loss for the Angels.
The Halos open a three-game weekend series against the Texas Rangers on Friday night in Anaheim.
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