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Angels Face Yankees For The First Time This Season Friday Night

The Angels (29-29) will face New York for the first time this season when the Yankees (31-23) travel to Anaheim to begin a 3-game series starting Friday night.  The AL East divisions leaders have won 4 in-a-row, and 11 of 15.

In the meantime, the Angels have sputtered along at .500 after dropping two of three from the Kansas City Royals and splitting their just completed 6-game road trip.  The Halos are now 2.5 games behind the AL West division leading Texas Rangers and a game behind second-place Seattle.

Making his 13th start of the season for the Angels is right-hander Jered Weaver (6-4, 2.10 ERA).  Weaver has gone win-less in his last 6 starts, but has received little support from the Angels' offense.  In those 6 starts, the Angels have scored just 7 runs while Weaver's been on the mound.  In his last start, Weaver went 9 innings, allowing just 2 hits and no runs, while striking out 7 and walking 2 batters.   

Facing the Angels for the first time will be rookie right-hander Ivan Nova (4-3, 4.67 ERA).  Nova has been hit hard in his last two starts when he's gone a combined 10.1 innings, allowing 16 hits and 7 runs, with 3 strike outs and 4 walks.

Who's Hot - Last 7 Games:
Bobby Abreu - 9 for his last 22 (.409), 3 2B
Erick Aybar - 9 for his last 26 (.346), 1 2B, 1 3B, 1 HR, 6 RBI, 2 SB
Mark Trumbo - 7 for his last 21 (.333), 2 HR, 4 RBI

Robinson Cano- 8 for his last 25 (.320), 1 2B, 1 3B, 2 HR, 5 RBI
Alex Rodriguez - 8 for his last 25 (.320), 5 RBI
Mark Teixeira - 7 for his last 24 (.292), 3 HR, 6 RBI

Who's Cold - Last 7 Games:
Russell Branyan - 2 for his last 19 (.105), 9 K
Hank Conger - 2 for his last 14 (.143)
Maicer Izturis - 2 for his last 17 (.118)
Peter Bourjos - 5 for his last 23 (.217)

Russell Martin- 0 for his last 14 (.000)
Brett Gardner - 1 for his last 16 (.063)
Jorge Posada - 0 for his last 10 (.000)

Game time is 7:05 (PDT) and will be show in Fox Sports West.  For more Angels' news, be sure to check out Halos Heaven.